In 1933-34, Duffy spent several months in England. Here he continued to write his favorite subjects – holidays and high-society entertainment. The artist admires these bright, joyful eyes for the eyes, and at the same time his view remains ironic.
Many contemporaries of Dyuffi believed that he was wasting his talent in vain, addressing trivial topics, but Dufy replied: “If people like this so much, why can not they please me, the artist?” Working on the “Henley Regatta”, Dufy allowed himself a lot of liberties.
The sparkling blue water is washed by the shore, which although
Bright and festive, “Henley Regatta” is typical for Dufy of the 1930s. The artist painted the canvas with bold smears of gouache, superimposed on a simple linear drawing, without attaching special importance to accurate observance of the perspective.