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 (do͞o-fē′, dü-), Raoul 1877-1953.
French painter noted for his brightly colored scenes of racing and the seaside and for the panel La Fée Électricité (1937).
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(French dyfi)
(Biography) Raoul (raul). 1877–1953, French painter and designer whose style is characterized by swift calligraphic draughtsmanship and bright colouring
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Raoul, 1877–1953, French painter.
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While the categories of invention offered supple, even loose reflections of history--the section on fire included, for example, prehistoric artifacts; Raoul Dufy's Feu d'artifice a Nice, le casino de la Jetee-Promenade (Fireworks in Nice, Casino on the Pier), 1947; Jacques Henri-Lartigue's Feu d'artifice a Nice (Fireworks in Nice), 1911; and Noel Dolla's Les silences de la fumee (The Silences of Smoke), 1989--this expansive lineage nevertheless framed Nice as the consummation of a Western civilization development project.