"If I could express the joy that is in me!" said Raoul Dufy,
French painter, draftsman, book illustrator and designer of ceramics, fabrics, tapestries and furniture.
Dufy spent much of his time on the French Riviera
and produced series of paintings of Nice (1927), the Bois de Boulogne (1929), and Deauville (1930).
I've got here some of his lively, carefree, elegant paintings of the interiors.
Those spaces are light, airy, luxurious, in bright colors and - fashionably decorative.
And they are still up-to-date!
They made me think about the thin line between art and design.
I also started thinking about crossing that thin blue line between a dream and reality...
And here are some designs that have a certain charmé of Duffy's paintings...
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