Les Voiliers à Deauville conveys a sense of stillness in the midst of a frenetic scene, in which the lines of opposing objects intersect and create a cohesive landscape where the sea is associated more with commerce than nature. The present work is a departure from more Fauve depictions of ships in Dufy’s early paintings (see fig. 2). This later period is distinguished by the distribution of light and color. By this time, Dufy had developed personal artistic principles, “I was spontaneously led towards what was to become my real preoccupation. I had discovered a system, whose theory was this: to follow the light of the sun is a waste of time. Light in painting is something completely different: it is light distributed throughout the composition, a ‘couleur-lumière’” (Dora Perez-Tibi, Dufy, Paris, 1989, pp. 23-24).
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