Vintage 1950 French Raoul Dufy "Salle de Restaurant a Ax-les-Thermes" Offset LithographGOLDEN RULE GALLERY
“Salle de Restaurant a Ax-les-Thermes” from a small French book published in 1950 while Dufy was still living.
The print is 4” x 6” and is mounted and framed in a lightly distressed black for a finished size of 7” x 9".
Raoul Dufy has swiftly become a new favorite of mine. This passage written by Sam Hunter sums him up in a delightful little snapshot.
"After painting as a Fauve, Dufy was in turn influenced by Cézanne and the Cubists. He continued following along the paths of modern art with a sprightly and charming step all his own during the next decade, developing a personal idiom that emphasized graphic elements, that was tender and decorative in color, and that gave a witty and worldly twist to the serious art of his time. He painted a sophisticated and pleasure-loving world with a curiously innocent and detached eye, in piquant colors and with an ingenious, faintly mocking line."