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Raoul Dufy artwork • painting • for sale Moisson de Langres (Harvest in Langres)

Raoul Dufy

Moisson de Langres (Harvest in Langres)
oil on canvas 33.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Langres' 1935

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 59,000

Provenance: coll. Maurice Girardin, 1953; Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam/Londen.
Literature: Maurice Laffaille, 'Raoul Dufy. Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre peint', Volume III, Genève 1976, pag. 58, cat.nr. 996 of 1012 (met afb.); Christian Briend, Olivier Caumont, 'La Route bleue. Raoul Dufy en pays de Langres', Parijs/Langres,2012, afb . in klrut pag. 48.
Exhibited: Tokyo 1978, cat.nr. 23; Sao Paulo 1999, cat.nr. 22.

Raoul Dufy received a traditional education, first in his birthplace Le Havre, where he met Emile Othon Friesz and Georges Braque, and from 1900 in Paris. The first exhibition of the Fauves in 1905 was a revelation to him. Matisse's style would remain a source of inspiration throughout his life. He joined the Fauves and his colorful, expressive style took shape over the following years, thanks in part to the positive reviews of the authoritative Guillaume Apollinaire. Dufy's talent was also discovered by the high-profile couturier Paul Poiret, who gathered many artists around him. Dufy started to design fabrics and under Poiret's influence, mundane themes also made their appearance in his work such as race tracks and sailing competitions. For the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937, Dufy made one of the largest murals ever.


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