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Five Watercolors by Jean Dufy, a Notable 20th Century French Painter

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Catalogue Raisonne - The Works of Jean Dufy

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Watercolors are sometimes considered the first and the easiest approach to art for beginners.   But the medium is incredibly demanding.

Over the last century, many notable modern painters whose fame rests on their oil paintings are also known for their watercolors; a few examples are John Singer Sargent, Andre Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Marc Chagall, and Andrew Wyeth.

As well as Jean Dufy - an artist I group with the Post-Impressionists:

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There follow three more watercolors by Dufy, illustrating the combination sketch-and-watercolor approach that many successful watercolorists have used to deal with the imperatives of a free-flowing and slow-drying medium.

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(Images courtesy of the Jean Dufy Catalogue Raisonne, sponsored by Galerie Jacques Bailly, and artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.  At its AWC, there is this: "artnet offers these catalogues free to the public as an educational resource. Simply click on an individual artist's image to begin, and check back often to browse new catalogues."-)  

 

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