Nov 11, 2010

Dufy's influence on French textile design

An important aspect of the Art Deco movement was characterized by designs that were stylized depictions of aspects of everyday life - parties, sailing, outdoor celebrations, houses and more. Raoul Dufy was one of the leading designers of this style, which quickly became popular. Dufy's ideas and style were copied and re-interpreted by other artists and by many textile companies. By the 1930s, the interpretations of many of the earlier avant-garde artists had become quite common and were found in everyday fabrics in many French homes.
Below are five cotton prints from the early 1930s.

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