signed in pencil, lower margin, right: Sonia Delauney; edition statement in pencil, lower margin, left: 86/125
"The infinite combinations of color have a poetry and a language much more expressive than the old methods," proclaimed Delaunay, who developed a practice of pairing colors and forms in arrangements that heighten their intensity and create a kind of visual vibration. These three prints come from the artist’s body of work called Rhythme-couleur (Colored rhythm), which dates from the 1950s to the end of her life. In these works, Delaunay returned to lessons and influences of her early career, specifically the primacy of light and color as corollaries to musical tones. By pairing colors and simple geometric forms in combinations that produce harmonies and contrasts, or dissonances, as in music, the artist created visual depth and drama as well as a sense of movement in her compositions.