Raoul Dufy | the artist
The artist Raoul Dufy
Born June 3 1877, Le Havre, France.
Died March 23 1953, Forcalquier, France.
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A Bird’s eye view of Paris
Dufys work as a designer, specifically for the couturier Poiret, should be noted. His decorative use of color revolutionized the picture surface. Dufys landscape, The Wheatfield (1929), ignores traditional ideas on aerial perspective, an innovation of the Renaissance developed by Venetians like Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430-1516) and Tiziano Vecelli, known as Titian (c. 1488-1576). Please see the exhibit on Bellinis Feast of the Gods where the illustrations show how as objects recede, they become less distinct, less contrasted in tone, and bluer in hue due to the intervening distance and air…