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.


  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!

  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!

  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 :)

  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.

  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

  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! :)