Friday 25 November 2022

Raoul Dufy - part 17

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 17 of 18 on the works of Raoul Dufy:

n.d. Langres
pencil and ink on paper 57 x 76.6 cm

n.d. Large Roses
pastel on paper 82 x 64 cm

n.d. Le Moulin de la Galette
colour lithograph 27.5 x 37.5 cm

n.d. Leda and the Swan
colour lithograph 37.5 x 28 cm

n.d. Little Bather at Sainte-Adresse
oil on canvas 46 x 38.2 cm

n.d. Little Jockey
colour lithograph and stencil 38 x 28 cm

n.d. Marine, Setting Sun
gouache and watercolour on paper 49.8 x 65 cm

n.d. Marrakesh
watercolour on paper 50.8 x 66 cm

n.d. Martigues
oil on canvas 54.3 x 65.4 cm

n.d. Mediterranean Seafront
oil (on ?) 91.4 x 121.9 cm

n.d. Mother and Child
etching on paper 32.1 x 28.2 cm

n.d. Mozart
oil on canvas 65 x 81 cm

n.d. Naked on the Couch
oil on canvas 64.8 x 81 cm

n.d. Nice
oil on panel 14 x 23.5 cm
Detroit Institute of Art, MI

n.d. Normandy Landscape
watercolour over pencil on paper 38.7 x 30 cm

n.d. Nude before a Harbour
etching on buff wove paper 34.5 x 51.5 cm (plate)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Nude in a Landscape
oil on canvas 55 x 46.1 cm

n.d. Nude with Sea Shells
etching on ivory wove paper 18.7 x 14 cm (image)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Open-Air Orchestra
oil on panel 16.5 x 39.5 cm

n.d. Orange Floral Motifs on Brown Background
gouache on paper gouache on paper 100.5 x 126.5 cm

n.d. Orchestra
pen and India ink on tracing paper 19.8 x 14.5 cm

n.d. Park Scene with Bandstand
watercolour on paper 29.2 x 36.8 cm

n.d. Pears in a Garden
watercolour with graphite on cream laid paper 64.9 x 50.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Figure Studies
pen and ink on paper 26.5 x 38 cm

n.d. Persian Woman Reclining
etching on white wove paper 35 x 51.4 cm (plate)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Pink Flower Stripes
gouache on paper 65 x 50 cm

n.d. Beach / The Sea No.5
lithograph 33 x 43.8 cm (image)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

n.d. Portrait of Madame Kessler
pen and and India ink on paper 31.1 x 22.8 cm

n.d. Portrait of Robert Mortier
ink on paper 21.5 x 18.5 cm

n.d. Portrait of Tartarin de Tarascon
pencil, pen and India ink on paper 35 x 26 cm

n.d. Portrait of the Artist
colour lithograph 37 x 28 cm

n.d. Procession
crayon on paper 43.5 x 52.5 cm

n.d. Project for Foulard
watercolour on paper 51.5 x 36 cm

n.d. Reclining Female Nude
watercolour and gouache on paper 18 x 31 cm

n.d. Regatta in Deauville
colour lithograph 27 x 70 cm

n.d. Roses
gouache on paper (size not given)

n.d. Roses in Medallions
gouache, watercolour and traces of graphite on paper
 65 x 50.1 cm

n.d. Roses on a Blue Background
watercolour on paper 53 x 36 cm

n.d. Ruelle-sur-Touvre
colour lithograph 59 cx 49 cm

n.d. Sailboats in Deauville
oil on canvas 65.4 x 81 cm

n.d. Sailboats at the Port
colour lithograph 62 x 77 cm

n.d. Sainte-Adresse Beach
oil on canvas 101 x 101 cm

n.d. San Gregorio Maggiore
colour lithograph 45.7 x 61 cm

n.d. Seated Nude
pen and ink on paper 63.5 x 50.8 cm

n.d. Seedlings of Flowering Twigs
gouache on paper 60.3 x 49.2 cm

n.d. Ships Wheel and Harbour
etching on paper 36.2 x 45.7 cm

n.d. Sicilian Landscape
watercolour and gouache on paper 50.5 x 64.5 cm

n.d. Six Metre Regatta
oil on canvas 33 x 41.2 cm

n.d. Standing Nude
charcoal on paper 64.8 x 50.3 cm

n.d. Steamboat
watercolour on paper 49 x 62.7 cm

n.d. Still Life
colour lithograph 27 x 37 cm

n.d. Still Life
gouache and watercolour on paper 50.2 x 65.7 cm

n.d. Still Life
graphite and watercolour on beige laid paper 64.9 x 51.1 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
© 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

n.d. Still Life in the Garden
watercolour on paper 55.9 x 74.9 cm

n.d. Still Life
ink and watercolour on paper 20 x 26 cm

n.d. Still Life
watercolour and pen and ink on paper 28.6 x 38.4 cm