Deauville Racetrack (1929)
Oil on canvas
In cheerful colors and quickly sketched figures, Raoul Dufy captured the lively spirit of the Deauville Racetrack. Jockeys atop sleek horses meander through the crowd of fashionably dressed men and women enjoying a perfect day in the park behind the track. Located in Normandy, on the northwest coast of France, the delightful beachside Deauville attracted wealthy visitors. Easy train travel from Paris made it a readily accessed destination.