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Sonia Delaunay

Simultaneous Contrasts

1913
Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm (detail)

AUDIO GUIDE


Simultaneous Contrasts is a piece based on the traditional Ukrainian patchwork Sonia Delaunay drew inspiration from for her paintings. The Ukraine-born artist was one of the first avant-garde artists to achieve abstraction through her experiments with textile design. Nevertheless, her contemporaries did not acknowledge her as a “complete artist” because she spent part of her time selling her textile designs in order to sustain her family. Sonia Delaunay embodies the challenges women face even today to be recognised as key players in the development of our societies.

Sonia Delaunay

Simultaneous Contrasts

1913
Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm (detail)

AUDIO GUIDE


Simultaneous Contrasts is a piece based on the traditional Ukrainian patchwork Sonia Delaunay drew inspiration from for her paintings. The Ukraine-born artist was one of the first avant-garde artists to achieve abstraction through her experiments with textile design. Nevertheless, her contemporaries did not acknowledge her as a “complete artist” because she spent part of her time selling her textile designs in order to sustain her family. Sonia Delaunay embodies the challenges women face even today to be recognised as key players in the development of our societies.
Driving growth through equality

Women throughout history have been relegated to the role of hidden heroines, despite being the cornerstones of the societies in which they live. Today, women around the globe earn almost a quarter less than men on average in the job market. The fight for gender equality is still crucial to driving economic growth and promoting social development.

-25%
Earnings lower than men's
08/12

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