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Another lesson with Sonia Delaunay

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I had an opportunity to see some of Delaunay’s work both in Paris and in Bilbao. I love her bright colors and simple geometric shapes. Students looked at Delaunay’s art and textiles in a PowerPoint and they created these images in tempera paint.

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I had the students look at her work and we discussed the way color and shape interact.

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We also discussed her work as a textile designer and how she and her husband Robert were the initiators of the Orphism or Orphic Cubist Art movement.

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They could copy elements of her work or create their own version.

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