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Venise by Raoul Dufy


French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) painted this scene of Venice in 1938. Two churches in this painting - San Giorgio Maggiore and its campanile on the left, and Santa Maria della Salute on the right. It's a happy painting.

Below is a detail of La Salute and the Punta della Dogana, once the Customs house and now a modern art museum. The building is crowned by a statue of Fortune balancing on a golden ball.


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Comments (7)

Love it!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I love this artist's work. The colors are really cheery and colorful. It's wonderful to look at. It almost looks like a contemporary piece and so I found it really interesting that it was painted so long ago.

I agree with you, they are very happy paintings of a beautiful place. Brought out such happy memories for me.

Thanks so much for sharing this artist's work with us. Have a great evening.

I don't think I've heard of Raoul Dufy (but I do like saying his name out loud), but his drawings have a picasso-look to them! Love the vibrant colors. Can't go wrong with Venice as your subject matter. Thanks for sharing. m


What a beautiful work of art! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Those are both beautiful interpretations of Venice. His name sounds familiar but I don't remember his work right off. I'll have to go look some up.

I have not heard of this artist but LOVE his work. So cheerful and colorful. Thanks so much for sharing.


Love this painting! The colours are glorious and it is just so full of movement. Thanks for posting about Dufy, I hadn't heard of him before but I like his style.

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