The Studio

The Studio

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)

Currently on View in H200
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During the early years of World War II, Dufy often painted views of his studio at Perpignan, in southern France. This interior is filled with a warm Mediterranean glow and a calm order at odds with the turmoil of the time.

After an early career working with the bold colors and handling of Fauvism, Dufy adopted a loose, elegant mode of painting. This canvas, rendered in his typically fluid style, suggests that Dufy has recorded his spontaneous response to the scene. On the easel is an image of a violin, no doubt referencing his love of music. A nude sculpture, sketches, and one of the artist's lithographs complete the picture of an active studio.

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Object Information

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)
creation date
about 1942
oil on canvas
14-3/4 x 18 in.
22-1/2 x 25 in. (framed)
accession number
credit line
The Lockton Collection
© Raoul Dufy/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

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