think of seaside paintings, streets with flags
and scenes of anonymous figures walking down
the streets when there is a mention of Raoul
Dufy. His seascapes are often an emerald green
with patches of white, black and red depicting
sailboats and people.
Many of his works as embodying a sense of gentle
gaiety and ephemerality. Dufy did several paintings
of avenues in Le Havre where he was born, strewn
with flags commemorating Bastille Day. Unlike
Van Dongen, Derain and Vlaminck, Dufy encountered
much animosity upon meeting with the Fauves.