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Ranson, Apple Trees with Red Fruit


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  • Original Painting by:Ranson


Apple Trees with Red Fruit

Ranson originally painted "Apple Trees with Red Fruit" in 1902.  This hand painted reproduction oil painting will be 40" by 29" (102 by 73 cm) and is the same scale as the original.

Paul Ranson 1864-1909

Paul-Elie Ranson a French painter and writer, was born in Limoges and studied at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs there before moving to Paris and transferring to the Académie Julian in 1886. There he met Paul Sérusier in 1888. Subsequently from 1890 he became a member and a creative leader of the Nabis group. They gathered at his studio in the Boulevarde du Montparnasse each Saturday. He was the one who introduced the Nabi language within the group.

Ranson’s work showed a consistent commitment to the decorative arts: like Maillol he made designs for tapestry, some of which were executed by his wife. His linear, sinuous style, seen in works such as “Woman Standing beside a Balustrade with a Poodle” had strong affinities with Japanese prints and with contemporary developments in Art Nouveau design.

Ranson tended to favour exotic, symbolic or quasi-religious motifs rather than subjects observed from nature. In his “Nabi Landscape” of 1890, for example, he sets a variety of obscure feminine symbols within a fantasy landscape. After his early death in 1909 his wife continued to run the Académie Ranson, which they had opened in 1908 to disseminate Nabi aesthetic ideas and techniques to a younger generation. Teaching was undertaken on a voluntary basis by other Nabis, especially Denis and Sérusier.

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 27 June, 2015.

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