Online lectures with art historians and curators exploring Peggy Guggenheim’s collection and the history of the artistic avant-garde.
Abstraction and the Applied Arts in the Artistic Production of Sonia Delaunay, Bice Lazzari, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp
with Flavia Frigeri
Sonia Delaunay was a pioneer of abstraction who explored the full potential of colors and their combinations, and the effect of refracted light. A multifaceted artist, she experimented with textiles and tapestries, as well as abstract clothing and furniture. For this Ukranian artist art should be part of everyone’s daily life, which is why her artistic production was so varied.
Bice Lazzari and Sophie Taeuber-Arp's artistic trajectories were similar. They dedicated their lives to creating abstract designs for objects for daily use as well as for works on canvas. The lecture will explore these tree women artists' abstract language, and how they brough art into everyone’s daily lives.
Flavia Frigeri is an art historian and Chanel Curator for the Collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London. From 2016 to 2020 she was a Teaching Fellow in the History of Art Department at University College London (UCL) and continues to be a longstanding member of faculty on Sotheby’s Institute’s MA in Contemporary Art. Previously she was Curator for International Art at Tate Modern, where she co-curated The World Goes Pop (2015) and Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (2014) among other exhibitions.