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The Beach of Sainte-Adresse

TitleThe Beach of Sainte-Adresse
Artistラウル・デュフィ Raoul DUFY
Mediumoil on canvas
Accession NumberFO199000001000
SummaryIn the summer of 1906 Dufy painted many landscapes near his home town of Le Havre in the company of Albert Marquet. This painting is a high point of his Fauve style, which was distinguished by refined color and a liberated sense of space. It is a view of the beach at low tide with vacationers strolling about, painted to a richly lyrical effect with relaxed brushwork and colors liberated from reality. Primary colors are avoided, and pinks and grays are used to create soft, bright tones, showing a delicate sensibility unique to Dufy which marks him off from other Fauve painters. The artist painted a number of other works of this same section of coast from a similar vantage point. This version is remarkably experimental.