The Easel

Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern exhibition review: pioneer of abstract art supremely relevant to our time

For Delaunay, the mechanical age that was emerging after 1900 introduced new ideas and a new energy. Discarding figurative painting, she and others pioneered Abstractionism as the language of this new age. She made iconic ‘colour disk’ paintings but worked more in textiles – “wearable paintings” said her husband. Regrettably this is her first ever UK retrospective.