Saturday, June 10, 2017

Madame Minsky

When my wife showed me this painting a few days ago, she asked: who is the artist? I did not hesitate one moment, it was obviously Alexej von Jawlensky. And I was wrong. It turns out it is an early work from 1907 by Ukrainian-born French artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1971), better known for her Orphism art, which is characterised by the use of strong colours and geometric shapes.

Copyright statement: image in public domain.