Published by Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza. Text by Juan Ángel López-Manzanares, Dora Perez-Tibi, Sophie Krebs, Christian Briend.
French Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), with his cheerful watercolors and oils depicting scenes of regattas and horse races, has largely been cast as a painter of luxury and leisure. This book moves away from the traditional interpretation of Dufy as a painter of pleasurable bourgeois pastimes. While not ignoring the undeniable hedonistic nature of his work, it sets out to show the gradual development of his personal style and his constant pursuit of new artistic expressions, highlighting the more introspective and reflective side of his oeuvre. Dufy was among the early 20th-century artists who did the most to combine the "greater" and "lesser" arts; like Gauguin before him, he made decoration the focus of his artistic concerns and succeeded in giving free rein to his decorative imagination.
PUBLISHER Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 9.75 in. / 176 pgs / 129 color / 16 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/25/2015 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 155
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788415113614TRADE List Price: $85.00 CDN $112.50 GBP £75.00