01 Marine Painting – Jean Dufy’s Port de Copenhague/ Port of Copenhagen, with Footnotes, #339

Jean Dufy, (1888-1964)
Port de Copenhague/ Port of Copenhagen, circa 1953-1954

Oil on canvas
18 ¼ x 21 ¾ in. (46.3 x 55.3 cm.)
Private collection

The Port of Copenhagen is the largest Danish seaport and one of the largest ports in the Baltic Sea basin. It extends from Svanemølle Beach in the north to Hvidovre in the south.

The Port dates back to the Middle Ages. Originally owned by the Danish Royal Family. Christian IV moved Naval Shipyard from Gammelholm to its current location in Holmen—the Holmen Naval Base one of several naval stations of the Royal Danish Navy. In 1742 the port was turned into an independent institution and remained unchange until 1812. More on The Port of Copenhagen

Jean Dufy (b Le Havre, France, 1888; d La Boissière, 1964) French Painter. Following his service in the military, from 1910-1912, Jean Dufy relocated to Paris. Inspired by the work of Braque and Picasso, Dufy created watercolors that expressed a heightened understanding of color and light. In the mid-1920s, Jean Dufy became captivated by the music of the time, such as Darius Millaud and Francis Poulenc, and incorporated this interest into his artwork. While depicting orchestral and musical subjects, Dufy later became enchanted by the coast of Northern France and began to create majestic and effecting landscapes. Throughout the 1950s Dufy explored Western Europe and North America, but inevitably returned to his watercolors and oils of Paris. Just two months after the death of his wife, Ismérie, Jean Dufy died in 1964 in La BoissiereMore Jean Dufy

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