Raoul Dufy: Painter and Decorator (1999)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History, Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Sarah Ing

Raoul Dufy was considered the last of the fauvists. His ample use of color and brightness distinguished his work in the early 20th century. Portrait of an Artist: Raoul Dufy -- Painter and Decorator examines his life and career. Dufy was tentatively embraced by the fauvists as he experimented with light and form. After a brief foray into cubism, Dufy began to develop a more personal style. His fondness for perspective included both landscapes and seascapes. Dufy used a free hand in his work, incorporating shallow space and angular forms. His series of black freighters foreshadowed the American expressionist movement. Portrait of an Artist pays tribute to Dufy's prolific and multi-mediumed art.



artist, France, painting, racing, seaside