Madame Sonia Delaunay is a pop-up book inspired by the work of 20th-century painter and theater, textile, and fashion designer Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979), who was known for her vivid use of color and bold, abstract patterns. Renowned art director and paper engineer Gérard Lo Monaco has created this clever book, published to coincide with a major international exhibition of Delaunay’s work, featuring pop-up illustrations based on her paintings, textiles, and costume designs.
Lo Monaco’s highly expressive gouache illustrations convey the same energy and verve as Delaunay’s original artworks, which, for reference, are reproduced at the back of the book. Fun rhyming verses accompany each pop-up, offering children a way of looking at the images. Readers will not only be informed and amused but also inspired by this contemporary interpretation of Delaunay’s work.