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Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)



Autor:
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Título:
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Fecha:
1888
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Ubicacion:
Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Carmen in Spanish collections

From 7 October until 9 November 2014

Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry



Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Illustrations for Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon>
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Bancaja Collection, Valencia
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Biography and Works

Author:
Raoul Dufy
Born/Dead:
Le Havre, 1877-Forcalquier, 1953
Date:
Works

Biography




Dufy was born in Le Havre in 1877. His interest in and disposition towards painting established themselves very soon. At the age of eighteen he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts of Le Havre where he met Othon Friesz

Initially. he was influenced by the "artists of modernity". Between 1895 and 1898 he painted landscapes and genre scenes at the style of Boudin, Corot and Sisley. In 1899 he moved to Paris and enrolled in the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts. There, he attended Léon Bonnat's classes and concentrated on the study of Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists. Fame came for him at the beginning of the 20th century. He exhibited works at the Salon des Artistes Français (1901) and at the Salon des Indépendants (1903)

The. year 1905 marked an initial turning-point in his work. He joined the fauvist movement constituted around Matisse. He painted decked streets and many beach scenes. His palette became brighter and his brushstroke freer

In. 1907 he abandoned Fauvism for the Cubist style. He made friends with Picasso, Derain and Léger. In 1910 he made his first prints. He illustrated many books, notably Guillaume Apollinaire's famous Bestiaire (or Cortège d'Orphée), before working with Poiret and Bianchini-Ferrier, a silk manufacturer of Lyon

In. 1919, in the aftermath of the war, Dufy developed a more personal style, characterised by more supple and energetic traits, and brighter colours. He also spent some time in the South of France and travelled around the Mediterranean

He. painted orchestras, seascapes and race courses, and enjoyed expressing joie de vivre and movement. Dufy died in Forcalquier in 1953, leaving a considerable number of works: about three thousand paintings, six thousand watercolours, four thousand large drawings, one thousand five hundred textile projects, etchings, engraved wood, ceramics and even tapestries

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