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Raoul Dufy exhibition at Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, until May 17

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Sailing port of Raoul Dufy in Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid

Until May 17 you have the opportunity to discover the work of French artist Raoul Dufy of which there has not been a exposition in Spain since 1989.

Now the Raoul Dufy exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum from Madrid whose work I recognize you had no knowledge so far.

In the 20s of the last century Raoul Dufy He began to be known for the racing and horse racing scenes he represented in his paintings, which led critics to refer to his work as born of pleasure.


Raoul Dufy beach in Thyssen-Bornemisza museum exhibition

The actual Dufy exhibition in Madrid collects up to 93 works, especially oil paintings, although there are also drawings, watercolors and prints, as well as ceramics and cloth designs.

These works come from various institutions among which are the Paris Pompidou Center, where 36 works come from, as well as the Paris Museum of Modern Art, the London Tate wave Washington National Gallery of Art.


Dufy open window in Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid

The docks and markets scenes he painted Dufy in Normandy they open the exhibition that has four themes: from impressionism to fauvism; the term constructive in which, with the influence of Cezanne, his painting approaches Cubism; their designs for textile and ceramic products; and the section called The light of colors, which groups its maturity works.

The evolution from the impressionism in its first stage was the result of the influence of Matisse. Later, at the time when Dufy made incursions into Cubism, he became famous as a woodcutter.


Casino Saint Adresse de Dufy in Thyssen-Bornemisza museum

Then, from 1912 to 1928 he focused on tissue design, and from 1924 he began working with ceramics. In its last stage, after the First World War, Dufy caught the light of Mediterranean in his landscapes of the Provence.

Dufy exhibition schedule

The opening hours of the Raoul Dufy exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum they are, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Saturdays, in which the exhibition is open until 9 p.m.

The ticket prices they are, generally, 11 euros; the reduced, 7 euros, from which the seniors +65, pensioner, students and large families benefit; and admission is free for children under 12 and citizens in legal unemployment.

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