Les Alliés (woodcut)

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Les Alliés
English: Allies
Dufy Les Allies.jpg
ArtistRaoul Dufy
Year1914
Mediumwoodcut
Dimensions45 cm × 45 cm (18 in × 18 in)
LocationCentre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou

Les Alliés (Allies) is a colour woodcut, in the form of a silk scarf, by Raoul Dufy created in 1914.[1]

It depicts six mounted soldiers, one from each of the Allies of World War I. The scene is cloudy but sunny, decorated by flowers, and is set within a square surround decorated with a pattern using the flags of the six ally nations: Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium, Russia, Serbia and France. The vivid colours, the ornaments, and the stylized characters reflect Dufy's taste for making vivid popular prints.[2]

It is a woodcut on a silk scarf sold by Charvet Place Vendôme in 1915. It is 45 x 45 centimeters. There is a copy in the collection of the Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raoul Dufy, Les Alliés (1914)". Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "BnF - La guerre de 14-18". expositions.bnf.fr. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ "Les Alliés". Retrieved 2016-07-09.