Sunday, May 24, 2009

Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty

“My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly.” Raoul Dufy

"I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down
are only so many props to be cast aside when the
hour of creation arrives." Raoul Dufy
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"The subject itself is of no account; what matters is the way it is presented." Raoul Duffy

If you are lucky enough to be anywhere near Jackson, MS between now and July 5, make sure you take the time to beat a path to the Mississippi Museum of Art to view the international tour exhibit Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty, an exhibition that includes 100 antique silk fabrics and fabric designs on loan from the Bianchini-Ferier (Lyon, France) archives.
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During his lifetime, Dufy created over 4,000 fabric designs becoming one of the great innovators of 20th century textile design.

From the museum's website:

“Dufy transformed the face of fashion and fabric design,
formulated practically all modern fabric design between
1909 and 1930, and his style radically influenced the
popular arts and the commercial design of the Western
world. Even today, his vision informs the color, design,
texture, and imagery of a wide range of products such
as book covers, perfumes, posters and stage decor,
and textiles for furniture and clothing.”

Raoul Dufy: The Controversial Aesthete
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/site/comments/raoul_dufy_the_controversial_aesthete_030409/

Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty - Textile and Fashion Design
http://home.earthlink.net/~raoul.dufy/id2.html

Raoul Dufy: Créateur d'Étoffes [Raoul Dufy: textile designer; printing on Mulhouse fabrics] - written in French, but has some pictures.
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/other/mlm_dufy.pdf

1 comment:

Normandy Thenandnow said...

We are also big fans of Raoul Dufy, but just recently came across his brother Jean's work, have you seen it?
Was he wrongly ignored because of their similar painting styles?
More here about their tricky relationship and some pics. http://www.normandythenandnow.com/an-eye-for-beauty-in-le-havre/