Skip to Content

To best protect the health and safety of our community, the museum is temporarily closed. Learn more.

Jazz (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; screenprinted.

Image actions

  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; screenprinted.

Date:

1977 (designed 1920)

Artist:

Designed by Sonia Delaunay-Terk (French, born Ukraine, 1885–1979)
Produced by Artcurial Gallery (French, active late 1970s)
France, Paris

About this artwork

Channeling the rapid pace of modern life, Sonia Delaunay’s Jazz design includes forms suggestive of musical notes and notation. In a striking color palette of black, white, red, and gray, pointed angular forms abut smooth, short curves. These undulations puncuated by sharp diagonals produce a medley of syncopated sensations that evoke music and dance popular in the 1920s. Delaunay intended for her designs to produce vibrant juxtapositions of color when fashioned into garments and worn on bodies in motion.

Currently Off View

Textiles

Artists

Sonia Delaunay-Terk (Designer) , Artcurial (Producer)

Title

Jazz (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

Places

Paris (Object made in), France (Object made in), Europe (Object made in)

Dates

Designed 1920 , Reprinted 1977

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; screenprinted

Inscriptions

Sonia Delaunay 87/900 (Inscription signed and numbered on right-hand border)

Dimensions

299.1 × 143 cm (117 3/4 × 56 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Textile Collection Fund

Reference Number

1978.20

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share