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The Paris of Dufy

90 min visit

Paris
Montmartre Museum
19 May → 12 Sep 2021
Every day from 10 am to 6 pm.

« An eventful exhibition that pays tribute to the most Parisian of Normans! »

The young Norman arrived in Paris in 1900, where he entered the Beaux Arts on a scholarship. He discovered the effervescence of the capital from the top of the Montmartre hill, which would remain his home for the rest of his life. It was here that some of his masterpieces were born, yet the collective memory has not retained this part of the artist's life. Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) is generally presented as a painter whose balance and finesse of composition go hand in hand with his talent as a colourist. Critics emphasise the elegance, freshness and lightness of his paintings. No exhibition to date has shown the importance of the Parisian panorama in Dufy's life, yet he never left it until his death. The Montmartre museum wants to highlight this part of the painter's life, while paying tribute to him since he occupied a studio at 12 rue Cortot, the museum's current address. It is also an opportunity to show the artist's vast production, ranging from painting to woodcuts, watercolours, drawings, tapestries, ceramics...

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