Friday 18 November 2022

Raoul Dufy - part 14

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 14 of 18 on the works of Raoul Dufy:

1948 The Quintette
oil on canvas 33 x 41 cm

c1948 Bacchic Scene
ink and gouache on paper 26 x 37 cm

c1948 Interior with Yellow Console
oil on canvas 44.4 x 51.4 cm

c1948 Tulips for Colette's Herbarium
gouache and watercolour on paper 33 x 25 cm

1949  Band of Musicians
colour lithograph 48.5 x 74 cm

1949 Bullfighting
gouache, watercolour and brush and India ink on paper laid down on canvas 54.6 x 70.5 cm

1949 Mozart (to Françoise Garçon)
watercolour on paper 25.3 x 19.5 cm

1949 Pyrénées 
gouache on paper 50.2 x 66.5 cm

1949 The Band
colour lithograph on paper 49.5 x 75.9 cm
Tate, London
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022

1949 Toledo (Spain)
watercolour on paper 50 x 65.7 cm

1949 Venus and the Organ Player
watercolour and gouache on paper 50 x 65 cm

1949 Violin and Sheet Music
gouache and watercolour on paper 49.7 x 64.2 cm

1950 Anémones
gouache and watercolour on paper 49.8 x 65.2 cm

1950 Arrival at the Ball
gouache and watercolour on paper 49.1 x 64.7 cm

1950 Baccarat
gouache and watercolour over pencil on joined paper
 49.6 x 92.1 cm

1950 Boston docks
watercolour on paper 50 x 65 cm

1950 July 14 in Le Havre
oil on canvas 46 x 38 cm

1950 Naiads, study for André Gide's Les Nourritures Terrestres
watercolour and gouache on paper 19.5 x 21 cm

1950 The Buffet
gouache and watercolour on paper 50 x 65.5 cm

1950 Trinity Church, New York
gouache 66 x 50.1 cm

c1950 Bouquet of Flowers
gouache on paper 25 x 33 cm

 Homage to Constantin Guys
pencil on paper 20.5 x 26.5 cm

c1950 Horses, Jockeys and Ladies
oil on canvas 65.4 x 81.5 cm

c1950 Le Havre
colour lithograph 48 x 68 cm

c1950 Saint-Adresse
oil on canvas 34.3 x 40 cm

c1950 The Casino at Nice, and Walkers
oil on canvas 38.1 x 45.7 cm

c1950s The Grand Concert
colour lithograph on wove paper 52 x 44 cm

1951 The Mexican Concert
gouache and watercolour on paper 50.2 x 66 cm

1951 The Violin Concerto
oil on masonite 40.7 x 50.9 cm

1951 Tucson Rodeo
gouache and watercolour on paper 50.2 x 66.4 cm

1952 France, Normandy, French Railways
poster on linen 100 x 62 cm

1952 Gondolas on the Grand Canal
watercolour on paper 50.5 x 66 cm

1952 The Violin
ink, watercolour and gouache on paper (music sheet)
16.5 x 27 cm

1953 Exhibition Poster, Galerie Louis Carré, Paris
colour lithograph 66 x 47.5 cm

1953 Pears and White Pot on crumpled Tablecloth
colour lithograph 26.5 x 35 cm

1953 Héron de Villefosse, Spirit of Flower and Fruit
colour lithograph 30.2 x 40 cm

Note: Dufy died in 1953 so the following printed works were produced after his death:
1954 Exhibition Poster "Les Peintres Témoins de leur Temps, Musée Galliéra"
colour lithograph on light vellum 73 x 50 cm

1954 Exhibition Poster "Hommage a Raoul Dufy, Ville de Honfleur"
colour lithograph 70 x 50 cm

1955-56 The Shell
colour lithograph 48 x 34 cm

1956 Tragedy, Comedy, poster for the Actor's Company Renaud-Barrault
colour lithograph 55 x 46 cm

1956 Forced Holidays
 colour lithograph 36 x 41 cm

1956 Forced Holidays
 colour lithograph 36 x 41 cm

c1957 11me Festival de Peinture et Sculpture
colour lithograph poster 73.7 x 52.7 cm

1963 Concert des Anges (Concert of the Angels) 
Orchestra colour lithograph 34.7 x 52.8 cm

1963 Concert des Anges (Concert of the Angels)
String Quintet
colour lithograph 34.5 x 54.8 cm

n.d The Lawn
 watercolour on paper 50.2 x 65.4 cm

n.d The Sea
lithograph on paper 22.2 x 29.2 cm

n.d. "I work in the fields"
hand-coloured lithograph 60 x 50 cm

n.d. A Fiacre (small wheeled carriage) in front of the Lérin Islands in Cannes
watercolour and pencil on paper 50.2 x 65.4 cm

n.d. A Park Corner
watercolour on paper 48.9 x 59.7 cm

n.d. Anemones
colour lithograph 58 x 76 cm

n.d. Anemones in a green Vase
watercolour and gouache on paper 50 x 66 cm

n.d. Arum Lilies
watercolour and gouache on paper 64 x 49.5 cm

n.d. Arum Lilies
watercolour and gouache on paper 64 x 49.5 cm