Casino At Nice, 1936 by Raoul Dufy


Casino At Nice, 1936


Raoul Dufy

Ref GL124
Type Fine Art Print
Limited Edition This Limited Edition Gouttelette Print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 standard onto acid-free, calcium carbonate-buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally-conscious paper suppliers. Limited Edition Size: 60 Certified: Yes
Image Size 29" x 19" (74 x 48 cm)
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By the time that Dufy painted 'Casino at Nice' in 1936, he had already experimented with painting in the Fauvist and Cubist styles, as well as designing for the decorative arts such as ceramics, fabrics and wallpapers. His reputation was firmly established and his cheerful oils and watercolours depicted events of the time including yachting scenes, sparkling views of the French Riviera, glamourous parties and musical events. His light and airy style had also won him many awards including the Carnegie Prize and the International Grand Prix for paintings at the Venice Biennale. Dufy’s love of colour and line came to him when he noticed that painted lines on a canvas would move more rapidly than colour and that the human eye perceives the sensation of colour more easily. Dufy then used rapid-fire short lines in his paintings and experimented with broad bands of colour, which would often move outside of delineated shapes. The overall effect was a lively and vibrant composition, which danced with line and colour. Dufy found great joy in depicting public occasions with their pomp and ceremony and his background in the decorative arts lent itself to this type of subject matter. Some critics argue that his paintings are too decorative and lack substance whilst others say that they simply express a joy of living.