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.
Woman in Red Armchair, Oil on canvas, 1929.
When you don’t have something that is what is everyone craves,
Then the trouble begins in waves.’
The clock loudly and soundly does tick
While you get tired sick.
You go do something that depends on others
Better do quick lest disagree your mothers.
Rhyme does you no then good,
Seems like that something is the only food.
The world beats around in their newly acquired fun
While you sit alone there, one and only one.
The clock loudly does tick
making you sick; really really sick
Tired of the fun, you go sit one,
While the music subsides and leaves you then,
With what you want.
The clock does tick,
Making you tired sick.