Friday, 9 July 2010

The Colour Of Summer

Raoul Dufy, Regatta At Cowes, 1934.

It looks set to be a warm weekend here in the UK, and I wanted to share something bright, summery and colourful with you all. I've been having a Raoul Dufy moment over the past few days, and this is a favourite. I love the chaotic composition, but most of all, that beautiful shade of blue that speaks of summers spent at the seaside. Have a lovely weekend!

Cowes Week Regatta on the Isle of Wight will start on the 31st of July.

6 comments:

  1. That picture is almost refreshing! It's so hot in London today, I'm escaping to the countryside for the weekend but I don't think it will be any better.

    (Lady Curzon's dress in your previous post is stunning, what a shame we can't see the colours)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Hope you had a great weekend Polly! I agree, the colours in this picture just scream summer. So beautiful.

    About Lady Curzon's dress- there is a painting of her wearing it, I will try to find it, but even that doesn't do it justice enough!

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  3. I seem to remember a painting like that... she looked like a character straight out ot Edith Wharton novel

    (the weekend was good! a bit too hot, perhaps :)

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  4. Oh, I love Raoul Dufy. I found a vintage poster for one of his Parisian exhibitions when I was at the flea market in Paris and gifted it to my sister. His colours are beautiful, and I love his work for printed textiles too.

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  5. Yes, it was an absolutely boiling weekend, especially under the glass roof of Greenwich Market... Great, great picture. I really like Raoul Dufy and saw an exhibition in Paris last year - great. Hope you have a great week, Love from London x

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  6. Karen- Me too! I wish I had some of his work on my walls. His use of colour is just wonderful. The vintage poster sounds like a great find!

    Mademoiselle Poirot- It was a little cooler further north, but warm nontheless. How lucky you were to see a Dufy exhibition; I would love to! :)

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