Here is an exhibit I am VERY sorry to miss: At the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Ms. is the exhibit: Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty.
Here are more than 200 pieces from the artist, many never before seen in the U.S., and encompassing all mediums: from ceramics to woodcuts, to paintings and drawings, and the best part…. over 100 pieces of textiles. Dufy worked with Paul Poiret in creating truly stunning textile designs produced in silk, brocade, cotton and linen.
And his paintings: well, for me, they are truly magical! I first heard of Dufy when I was maybe 10 years old and my artist aunt gave my parents a small book on Dufy. My parents politely put it in the bookcase. But oh the colors! On the cover is one of his wonderful watercolors painted in Nice, France. It captured my imagination. Maybe it started my love for color! Who knows. But I do think Dufy is a really special artist. This exhibit had been in Japan for over a year, then went to Mississippi and the only definite future show is in Luxembourg in 2010.
I have ordered the book available of this exhibit and have corresponded with the curator.
Too bad, it’s not possible to go down before it leaves on July 5th!

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