In the Mediterranean and particularly the Côte d’Azur, Raoul Dufy found inspiration above and beyond that of the sea. The exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret showcases a series of paintings inspired by Nice as experienced through the artist’s stays and walks here (mainly in 1926, 1927 and 1928, and then between 1933 and 1940) and explore their relationship with Dufy’s decorative artwork from the 1920s. Dufy was one of the main promoters of a Côte d’Azur style through his repeated use of maritime and Nice themes (fish, swimmers, shells, palm trees) and through his ceramics and luxurious fabrics, notably in collaboration with the designer Paul Poiret and the company Bianchini-Férier. Dazzled by the view of the Baie des Anges from his room at the Hôtel Suisse, Dufy tirelessly sought to capture it in painting between 1926 and 1927. Although he experimented with several

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