Raoul Dufy in the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

La Fée Électricité (The Spirit of Electricity) by Raoul Dufy (1936-1937) is a 60 metres long and 10 metres high curved fresco that was created for the electricity pavilion of the 1937 Exposition internationale des arts et des techniques. No less than 110 scholars from all over the world were portrayed in the foreground along the fresco against the backdrop of scientific achievements. Several electrical machines and appliances were displayed in front of it.

The artwork consists of 250 plywood panels, 2 x 1.2 meters big. It was donated to the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (@museedartmodernedeparis) in 1964 and had to be altered slightly to fit in this oval shaped room.