Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 4th Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 4th Floor; Suite 4068; Right of Room 4065

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Ponts de la Seine (Bridges of the Seine)

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.68.13
Artist:
Jean Dufy
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1954
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14.5 in Width: 17.5 in
Historical Context:
Jean Dufy was a French painter of Parisian society, country scenes, circuses, stages and orchestras. In this image the Eiffel Tower juts into a blue sky and provides the high point of the skyline and the composition. The Seine flows towards the viewer through the heart of the city, and Dufy depicts two of the more than thirty bridges that span the river. A smattering of brightly painted boats, including a steamer and one of the ubiquitous tourist bateaux, cruise through this scene. Dufy revels in a poetic vision of Paris, the city he worked, lived, and loved.