Vue de Sacré-Cœur by Jean Dufy

  • The lively Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre is the subject of this work 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
  • With its vibrant palette and confident lines, this work exemplifies his unique style
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Jean Dufy
1888-1964 | French

Vue de Sacré-Cœur

Signed "Jean Dufy" (lower right)
Watercolor and gouache on paper

The joie de vivre of the City of Light has been captured in this vibrant oil by Jean Dufy. The spirited mood of the boulevards and parks of Paris was a favorite subject for Dufy throughout his career. Here, he offers a unique perspective of the historic Sacré-Cœur, a famed landmark in the Montmartre district of Paris, and the neighborhood surrounding it. However, instead of focusing his attention solely on the basilica, Dufy has chosen to scatter vignette-like scenes throughout the composition, reflecting the energy and vibrancy of life in Montmartre. His avant-garde use of color breathes life into the scene, which displays the bright fluidity for which he is celebrated.

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 1950

Paper: 26 1/8" high x 31" wide
Frame: 30 1/2" high x 35 1/2" wide
Vue de Sacré-Cœur by Jean Dufy
Maker: Dufy, Jean
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.0 Inches
Width: 35.5 Inches
Height: 30.5 Inches
Style: Post-Impressionism
Canvas Width: 31 Inches
Canvas Height: 26.125 Inches

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