La Ville by Jean Dufy

  • A deep blue shadow engulfs a grand Parisian boulevard in this vibrant oil on canvas by Jean Dufy
  • Dufy's depictions of the bustling streets of Paris are among his most popular works
  • The celebrated artist is renowned for his distinctive blend of Fauvism and Post-Impressionism
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Jean Dufy
1888-1964 | French

La Ville

Signed "Jean Dufy" (lower left)
Oil on canvas

A deep blue shadow engulfs a grand Parisian boulevard in this vibrant oil on canvas by the French painter Jean Dufy. Paris was not only home to Dufy, but also his greatest source of inspiration. The spirited mood of the boulevards and parks was captured time and again by the artist throughout his career, all through a veil of harmonious, vibrant blue tones. His oeuvre reveals his passion for color, which is fully realized in the present work. His bright blue sky is reflected across the boulevard and its red and yellow buildings, while his spontaneous brushwork breaths life into the promenading figures who populate the scene. Avant garde in style and classic in subject, it reveals Dufy at his best.

Born in Le Havre, Normandy, both Dufy and his famous older brother Raoul showed a talent for drawing at an early age. After his military service, he moved to Paris in 1912, eventually befriending key members of the French avant-garde, including Derain, Braque, Picasso, and Apollinaire. His early watercolors reflect the remarkable influence of this group, as well as his own brother, Raoul.

For 30 years, Dufy also worked as a painter on porcelain at the famous ateliers of Théodore Haviland in Limoges, France, winning a gold medal at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in 1923. He frequently exhibited his painted works throughout Paris and the United States. Today, Dufy's works are found in numerous museums throughout the world, including the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou (Paris), and Museum of Modern Art (New York).

Circa 1960

Canvas: 18 1/8" high x 21 3/4" wide
Frame: 25" high x 28 5/8" wide
La Ville by Jean Dufy
Maker: Dufy, Jean
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.88 Inches
Width: 28.63 Inches
Height: 25.0 Inches
Style: Post-Impressionism
Canvas Width: 21.75 Inches
Canvas Height: 18.125 Inches
La Ville by Jean Dufy
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