The exhibition "Raoul Dufy" was the first major show in the new exhibition space of the Museum Angladon – Collection Jacques Doucet. It was organized specifically for temporary exhibitions on the second floor of the building. 52 works of the great French modernist was provided by an anonymous private collector from Switzerland. They cover over four decades of the artist's career between 1910 and 1953.
For spectators it is a unique opportunity to see paintings, 50 of which have never been exhibited publicly. Here are all the themes that were dear Dufy's street scenes, theatres, race tracks, ports and beaches, shops and scenery, visible through the open Windows.
Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953) developed his own colorful style, which are widely used in design, and decorated public buildings. He was a painter, draughtsman, engraver, book Illustrator, designer of furniture and buildings.
At the initial stage of a career a profound impact on Dufy was provided by Impressionists Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. However, in 1905 a revelation to the young artist began painting the founder of the Fauvism of Henri Matisse exhibited at the Salon of Independent. Aesthetics "the wild beasts" (Les Fauves) dominated in the works of Dufy until about 1909, when, having become acquainted with the works of Paul cézanne, he turned to a more sophisticated technique. And only in 1920, after a brief "flirtation" with cubism, Dufy came to your own unique style.
Cheerful watercolors and paintings, Dufy mostly wore optimistic, fashionably decorative, and illustrative. And because his works have attracted less attention from critics than the work of artists who have addressed deeper social issues. Dufy also gained a reputation as an Illustrator and commercial artist, painted murals for public buildings, created a huge number of tapestries and ceramic products.
The exhibition "Raoul Dufy" along with bright paintings and engravings. It also discusses little-known but fascinating aspect of his work – long collaboration with the couturier Paul Poiret. Dufy not only did the drawings in the collections of Poiret and created with him a series of exclusive textile design.