Joy, optimism and an irrepressible love of life fill Raoul Dufy’s paintings. From France, Dufy (1877 – 1953) studied at Paris’ Ecole des Beaux-Arts and was initially associated with Fauvism. He later painted regattas, horse races and other pleasurable pastimes in buoyant colors topped with rapid, calligraphic brushstrokes that suggested a sense of movement. Profoundly artistic, Dufy also created book illustrations, fabrics, ceramics, tapestries, stage sets and murals. Dufy produced a remarkable 2,000 paintings, 2,000 watercolors and almost 1,000 drawings during his lifetime.
This collotype print was produced in an unknown edition size.
This fine art print is produced using the collotype process, a meticulous printing process that produces extraordinarily detailed reproductions with unparalleled color depth and range. Although collotype printing was replaced by the offset lithography press for commercial printing, it is still used by some fine art printers because of its unique ability to capture microscopic detail and tonal gradations.