Raoul Dufy:


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Limited, 1000 Copies | Numbered | Signed | Lithograph on Handmade Paper | Format 75 x 58 cm


Raoul Dufy: "Versailles"

Lithograph, 9 colors, handmade paper, limited edition of 1.000, signed at the print, numbered on the back, image 59 x 44,5 cm, paper 75 x 58 cm (w/h).

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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) studied with Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault at ʺÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts” in Paris. Together with them, he founded the artist group ʺFauves”, whose works are distinguished by pure, strong colors as main means of design. Dufy remained faithful to painting, however he dedicated himself also to the design of murals, tapestries, fabric, ceramics and stage design.

For the Parisian world exhibition in 1937, Dufy created the 600 sq.m wall painting ʺElectricity” – his most significant work.

The field of graphic arts, that includes artistic representations, which are reproduced by various printing techniques.

Printmaking techniques include woodcuts, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy.

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Copperplate engraving
Serigraphy (Silk-screen printing)

Artistic movement that replaced the Impressionism in the early 20th century.

Expressionism is the German form of the art revolution in painting, graphics and sculpture, which found its precursor in the works of Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in the late 19th century. The Expressionists tried to advance to the basic elements of painting. With vibrant, unbroken colors in large areas and with the emphasis on line and the resulting targeted suggestive expressiveness they fought against the artistic taste established by bourgeoisie.

The most important representatives of Expressionism were the founders of "Die Brücke" (The Bridge): Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller and Franz Marc, August Macke, among others.

Masters of Viennese Expressionism are Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.

The Fauvism is the French form of Expressionism.

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