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26 July 2018The Visual Feast of Raoul Dufy
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The Visual Feast of Raoul Dufy Mary Alexander Thursday 26 July 2018

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Although a key player in early twentieth century avant-garde art in Paris, Raoul Dufy is not widely known outside specialist art circles. Why? Maybe because his imagination and versatility in drawing, painting, stage design, ceramics, fabrics, book illustration, and giant murals defy a narrow 'category'. Dufy's originality and technical virtuosity cut across traditional boundaries. He constantly astonishes by creating a universe of joyousness which can too easily be misunderstood as 'unserious'. Dufy's life-long interest in the relationship between painting and music is another fascinating dimension. When art collector and intellectual Gertrude Stein wrote 'Dufy is pleasure' it was the ultimate compliment. 

Mary Alexander has thirty years' experience as a lecturer, with a BA in History and History of Art and a MA with distinction in History of Art from University College London. Her experience includes public lectures in museums, tutoring for the Open University, visiting lecturer at Christie's Education in London, museum curator at Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume, Manchester. She is now a freelance lecturer to various arts, heritage and antiquarian societies. She has also worked in Pentagram design consultancy in London and New York, organising conferences and special events. She is author of various articles on design and visual awareness issues, her background combines an unusual blend of academic and visual communications skills. She has lectured for ADFAS Australia and New Zealand in 2011 and 2013. Mary is an enthusiastic member and President of Glaven Valley DFAS.