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Venise by Raoul Dufy

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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

LB:

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.

Anne:

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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