Paul Ranson’s Mystical Forest of Nudes and Nymphs

 

In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover the inspiration behind a masterpiece from Paul Ranson’s mature period. A member of a group of artists known as ‘Les Nabis’ (‘the prophets’ in Hebrew), Ranson was influenced by Japanese woodcut prints, Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian works, the Art Nouveau movement, as well as a childhood tragedy. Find out how all these come together to form Nu se coiffant au bord de l'étang, a highlight of Sotheby's upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale (27 February | London).

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