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La calèche dans le Bois de Boulogne

La calèche dans le Bois de Boulogne

Raoul Dufy (in 1910)

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In 1905 Dufy was greatly influenced by an exhibition of the so-called Fauves. Henri Matisse became his hero, but just a few years later Dufy, like many of his younger colleagues, fell under the spell of Pablo Picasso’s Cubism. This painting shows how he attempted to unite these two influences. The palette of mainly green and brown tones is Cubist, while the flowing lines and the detail of the horse trotting in front of the carriage are borrowed from Fauvism.

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Title La calèche dans le Bois de Boulogne
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 76 cm
Length 85 cm
Depth 6 cm
Artists Schilder: Raoul Dufy
Accession number 2427 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede 1957
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1957
Age artist About 33 years old
Collector Collector / W. van Rede
Internal exhibitions Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Raoul Dufy

Le Havre 1877 - Forcalquier 1953

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