Raoul Dufy – part 5

Raoul Dufy – part 5

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Raoul Dufy (born June 3, 1877, Le Havre, France—died March 23, 1953, Forcalquier), French painter and designer noted for his brightly coloured and highly decorative scenes of luxury and pleasure.

In 1900 Dufy went to Paris to attend the École des Beaux-Arts. He painted in an Impressionist style in his early work, but by 1905 he had begun to employ the broad brushstrokes and bright colours typical of the Fauvre artists. A 1907 exhibition of Paul Cézanne’s work convinced Dufy to adopt temporarily more subdued colours and structured compositions. He worked in a Cubist-influenced style with the painters Georges Braque and Émile-Othon Friesz during 1908 and 1909, but he soon returned to his more carefree Fauvist approach.

Dufy was also a successful artist in other media. In 1910 he produced a series of woodcuts to illustrate poet Guillaume Apollinaire’s Bestiary. He began to create designs for a textile company in 1912, and in the 1920s he designed ceramics and tapestries.

In the early 1920s Dufy rededicated himself to painting and began to produce what are now his best-known works. His distinctive style is characterised by bright colours thinly spread over a white ground, with objects sketchily delineated by sensuously undulating lines. Dufy took as his subjects scenes of recreation and spectacle, including horse races, regattas, parades, and concerts. He spent much of his time on the French Riviera and produced series of paintings of Nice (1927), the Bois de Boulogne (1929), and Deauville (1930). He also worked as an illustrator and printmaker, creating whimsically drawn etchings and lithographs in the 1920s and ’30s. Though very popular, his lively, carefree, elegant paintings have been criticised as occasionally bordering on the superficial.


This part 5 of 18 on the works of Raoul Dufy:


1920 The Harvest
 block printing on cotton and linen 187.9 x 121.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1920 Lilys
furnishing fabric. woven silk damask 97 x 69 cm
© V&A, London

1920 Longchamp
textile design

1920 Mallarmé (Stephane)
colour lithograph
size not given

1920 Models at the Races
collage, gouache and pencil on card 21.5 x 41 cm

1920 Sculler
India ink and ink wash on paper 27.8 x 21.8 cm

1920 Sculler
India ink and ink wash on paper 27.8 x 21.8 cm

1920 Sculler
ink on paper 29.5 x 23.8 cm

1920 Sculler
watercolour and ink on paper 29.5 x 23.8 cm

1920 The Little Roses
stencil on paper 67 x 54 cm

1920 Vence, Provence
oil on canvas 59.4 x 72.8 cm

c1920-24 Vence, Provence
oil on canvas 57.2 x 75.2 cm

1920-21 Landscape near Vence, Provence
oil on canvas 81 x 100.5 cm

1920-30 Untitled
woodcut in colours 29 x 17.8 cm

c1920 Anemones in a Vase
pastel on paper 55.7 x 45.4 cm

c1920 Bather in front of a port (Saint-Adresse)
lithograph on paper 56.5 x 50.5 cm

c1920 Boats and Butterflies
lithograph on paper 36 x 50.5 cm

c1920 Boats
lithograph on paper 33.5 x 49.8 cm

c1920 Canoes and Steamers on the Marne
gouache, watercolour and black wax crayon on paper 43.5 x 55 cm

c1920 Flower Arrangement with Amarilis
gouache, watercolour and oil on paper 49.8 x 63.8 cm

c1920 Jockey at Bagatelle
gouache on paper laid down on canvas 49.2 x 41 cm

c1920 The Dance
furnishing fabric
© V&A, London

c1920 The Fruits of Africa
block printing on cotton and linen 185.4 x 120 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

c1920 Neptune
block printed cotton and linen 134.8 x 121 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

c1920 Panel (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)
block printed cotton and linen 135.6 x 87 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

c1920 Saint-Paul de Vence
oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm

c1920 Vence
gouache and watercolour on paper 16.9 x 40.2 cm

1921 Procession of Amphitrite, the Old Port of Marseille
colour lithograph 33 x 44 cm (image
Philadelphia Museum of Art
©Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP. Paris


1921 Le baou de Saint-Jeannet
watercolour on paper 42.6 x 53.2 cm

1921 Naval Festival
colour lithograph 385 x 520 cm

1921 Naval Festival
colour lithograph 385 x 520 cm

1921 Portrait of Paul Claudel
blue crayon on paper 54.5 x 44 cm

1921 Rowers
oil on canvas 59.7 x 73 cm

1922 Avenue of Trees
oil on canvas 55 x 46 cm

1922 Boats in the Harbour
gouache and watercolour on paper 50.8 x 66 cm

1922 Boats in the Harbour
oil on canvas 54.5 x 65.5 cm

1922 Boats
watercolour on paper 49.5 x 65.2 cm

1922 Le Havre
oil on canvas 38 x 45.9 cm

1922 Panorama of Florence
gouache and watercolour on paper 50.1 x 64.4 cm

1922 Pears and Nuts
India ink and watercolour on paper 24 x 32 cm

1922 Pont de l’Arno
gouache and watercolour on paper 49.7 x 65 cm

1922 Seaside in Sicily
oil on canvas 81.4 x 100.5 cm

1922 Still Life
watercolour on paper 50 x 65 cm

1922 Taormina
pencil and watercolour on paper 49 x 62.5 cm
MoMA, New York
 © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1922 Terrace on a Sicilian Port
gouache, watercolour, wash and pencil on paper 49.5 x 64.5 cm

1922 Vence
oil on canvas 63.8 x 81 cm

1922 Village overlooking the Valley
gouache and watercolour on paper 50.2 x 65 cm

c1922-24 Sailboats on the Coast
gouache and pencil on paper 49.5 x 65.4 cm

c1922 Olive Trees in Provence
gouache on paper 49 x 63 cm

c1922 The Promenade in Le Havre
oil on canvas 60 x 80.5 cm

1923 House in Golfe-Juan
watercolour and pencil on paper 50.5 x 58.5 cm

1923 Landmarks of Paris on Purple Background
gouache and pencil on paper 37 x 30.5 cm


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