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Paris, Galerie Landrot, Raoul Dufy, céramiques, mars-avril 1990 (illustré en couleur).
G. Landrot, Les céramiques de Raoul Dufy, Paris, 2008, pp. 106-107, no. 72 (illustré en couleur).
Paris, Galerie Landrot, Raoul Dufy, céramiques, March-April 1990 (illustrated in colour).
G. Landrot, Les céramiques de Raoul Dufy, Paris, 2008, pp. 106-107, no. 72 (illustrated in colour).
Post Lot Text
'LIVING-ROOM GARDEN, THE MARINE'; SIGNED AND DATED ON THE SIDE; WITH THE CERAMIST SIGNATURE ON THE BASE AND WITH THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT'S SIGNATURE ON THE TOP OF THE BASE; PAINTED AND GLAZED CERAMIC; CONCEIVED IN 1927; UNIQUE.
In 1924, Raoul Dufy showed an interest in decorative objects and arts, joining forces with the catalan ceramicist Josep Llorens Artigas (1892-1980), whom he had met two years earlier. While his first works involved painting vases of diverse shapes and sizes, as well as a fountain, tiles and plant pots, all produced by Artigas, Dufy soon decided to turn his attention to creating more original pieces. Thus began an enduring collaboration between the artist and artisan and the Catalan landscaper, architect and designer, Nicolau Maria Rubió Tudurio (1891-1981). The result is a collection of around sixty unique works inventoried by Raymond Cogniat in 19571 known as Jardins d'appartement or Jardin de salon.
These indoor architectural creations were adorned with decorative paintings that featured recurring themes in the painter's work, such as the bather and other nautical references, including the sail boats painted in the work being presented here. He called these works Jardin de la marine, as is the case here, or Jardin aux baigneuses and Jardin "Le paradis terrestre". A decorative work originally designed for everyday living, it could be used to accommodate indoor plants and recreate a miniature garden, bringing to mind the Japanese tradition of bonsaï.
1 R. Cogniat, Dufy décorateur, Paris, 1957, p. 49.