A Trinity of Women Artists

I love the number 3. There’s something about it. A symmetry with an edge. One in the middle. Two’s company, three’s a crowd type of thing. So it’s strange that in the space of a week recently I visited the exhibitions/studios of 3 women artists. And I visited them with my 2 daughters – so three women (well one woman and two girls) visiting three women. Except the third one – where I visited alone. I didn’t plan it this way. It just happened. But I believe in patterns. All three were a real inspiration and just made me want to pick up my brushes and tools. Let me talk about the first visit of the Trinity – Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern. The exhibition finshed a day or so after we visited so you can’t view it now. Wish I’d gone before but glad I went anyway. I have loved her work for years. The colours. The juxtapostion of the colours. And the shapes. “Colour is the skin of the world” she said. It so is Sonia. Sonia was a multi-disciplinary abstract artist and a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde. Alongside her husband, Robert Delaunay, Sonia  pioneered the movement…