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  • Jean Dufy

    16 oktober 2003 16:20
    Bij het opruimen trof ik een beschilderd paneel op een jute-achtig pass-partou aan.
    Gezien de signatuur is het van de hand van Jean Dufy en heeft als titel meegekregen 'springtime in Paris'. Het tafreel geeft een schuin bovenaanzicht van een plein, met daarop dat plein wandelende dames en heren in de stijl van begin 1900. Het lijkt waterverf-achtig aangebracht te zijn.
    Mijn vraag: kan dit werk origineel zijn en wie heeft daar tussen Utrecht en Amsterdam verstand van.
    Uiteraard het WWW nationaal en internationaal geraadpleegd met vele zoekopties, maar zijn oudere broer Raoel is veel bekender.
  • Re: Jean Dufy

    14 november 2008 21:09
    Hier wat info in het engels...Martin.
    Jean DUFY was born in Le Havre in 1888 into a family of nine children, Jean was the younger brother of Raoul Dufy.
    His was an artistic family, particularly devoted to music, and the young Jean showed considerable talent at an early age.
    Encouraged in his artistic endeavours by his elder brother Raoul and his friend Emile Othon Friesz, Jean produced plays for the family.
    Like his elder brother and along with Friesz and Braque, Jean attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre but only for a short period, leaving to join Raoul, his true mentor, in Paris. During this period he discovered the delights of travel, visiting Western Europe and North Africa widely, only interrupting his many activities to serve in the army in the First World War. From 1920 onwards he exhibited in Paris, notably at the Salon d’Automne, and in 1966 a retrospective exhibition of his work was organised in New York.
    Comparisons with the work of his brother Raoul, are inevitable and in common with him, Jean worked a great deal in watercolour, painting views of Paris and other cities, circus and horseracing scenes, as well as depicting orchestras at work.
    It is in this latter subject matter that his work differs from that of his brother.
    Jean, himself an accomplished musician and guitar player with a love of jazz, adopted a more fluid style.
    He takes an overall, global view in his work and is less influenced by the individual and particular in a subject.
    Deep blues predominate his work, highlighted by reds and greens, the whole accented with yellows.
    Eventually he rejected fashionable society, preferring to paint quietly at his farm in the Loire Valley near Nantes, where he remained until his death in 1964.
    His work is to be found in museums and private collections throughout the world.

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