In 1937, Dufy created the 'Electricity' mural for the Paris International Exhibition and was crowned the winner of the Venice Biennale in 1952. His work focusses on polite Parisian society, with a particular emphasis on the observation of groups, and follows in the footsteps of famous 'flâneurs' such as Charles Baudelaire and Manet. His images display a reverie for the French Riviera and a life of glamour in the Third Republic
This exhibition will go beyond the joy espoused in Dufy's resplendent and optimistic images to illuminate the subtleties in his work, and reveal truths about the fate of the classes in-between the wars.
|What||Raoul Dufy: A Spectacle of Society, Connaught Brown|
2 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4HD | MAP
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
20 Oct 16 – 25 Nov 16, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Click here to see more about the exhibition|