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Dazzling Dufy: invitation to a luminous feast with Raoul Dafy Mary Alexander Wednesday 12 December 2018

DAZZLING DUFY:   INVITATION TO A LUMINOUS FEAST WITH RAOUL DUFY
Speaker:   Mary Alexander

Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a key player in early 20th century avant garde art, design and literary/theatrical circles in Paris.  As a widely travelled polymath, Dufy's charismatic personality, wit and curiosity about the world were infectious. His imagination and technical virtuosity, in a range of media, cut across all conventional boundaries. Whether a small intricate woodcut illustrating a love poem, or the truly gigantic 1937 World Fair murals depicting the role of electricity in the modern age, the effect is mesmerising.

Mary Alexander is a freelance lecturer to various arts, heritage and antiquarian societies. Author of many articles on design and visual awareness issues, her background combines an unusual blend of academic and visual communications skills.