He Painted Happiness

Today, still cloudy.  View just outside Le Havre’s wonderful MuMa gallery. ‘My eyes were made to erase all that is ugly’said Raoul Dufy, the fabulous artist from Le Havre. That was not all he erased, as his brother Jean would learn to his horror. Painting happiness Born into a huge Le Havre family, brothers Raoul (b.1877) and Jean Dufy (b.1888) were adept at ignoring the grim and grimy of their busy hometown , focusing on sunlight and colour, as their enchanting paintings show. Le Havre was then a major port for people starting new lives in New York and New […]