Les Fruits D'Afrique (The Fruits of Africa)

A work made of cotton and linen, plain weave; block printed.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image actions

  • A work made of cotton and linen, plain weave; block printed.

Date:

c. 1920

Artist:

Designed by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877–1953)
Produced by Bianchini Férier, founded 1888
France, Tournon

About this artwork

Dufy was a painter associated in the early part of his career with the Fauves ("wild beasts"), known for their bold colors and sweeping brushstrokes. In 1909 he met the couturier Paul Poiret, who encouraged his textile work. Dufy established a textile production workshop, which Poiret supported financially, but it closed when Dufy was hired in 1912 to design textiles for the Lyons firm of Bianchini-Férier. Dufy and Poiret remained friends and collaborated throughout their relationship. For the most part, Dufy’s textiles reflect either his brightly colored paintings or his fondness for woodcuts, as seen here.

Currently Off View

Textiles

Artist

Raoul Dufy

Title

Les Fruits D'Afrique (The Fruits of Africa)

Origin

France

Date

1915–1930

Medium

Cotton and linen, plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

185.4 × 120 cm (73 × 47 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1924.608

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share