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Paul-Elie Ranson's Apple Tree With Red Fruit is a remarkable work of Post-Impressionist painting by a truly idiosyncratic and undervalued figure who was working at the transition point between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Studying at the AcadÃ©mie Julian, a now-defunct art school in Paris which was the only to accept women students, Ranson met fellow artists who he would join with to create the distinctive and often-esoteric Nabis group. Meeting at Ranson's studio on the Boulevarde du Montparnasse each Saturday, he injected the twentieth century with the eccentricity that would pervade European modernism following his death in 1909. Enthusiastically passionate about spiritualism, Ranson studied the major theological works of western and eastern religious philosophy. A firm believer in the intrinsically human urge towards symbols, Ranson prefigured many of the dominant themes of the Surrealist, Dadaist, and experimental avant gardes.
Retrospectively, Ranson was a seminal influence, setting the tone for the more daring fringes of French art in the 1890s. Fascinated by the extremes of contemporary art and the diversity of world literature, Ranson's work would pave the way for the revolution of non-representational and abstract painting. Apple Tree With Red Fruit is a stunning visual reproduction of the transition between the Post-Impressionism of Cezanne as the more vivid departures of Fauvism and Cubism. Along with the Nabis group, Ranson preached the integration of art and life and despite his radical ideas much of his work reflected the design-inspired, flatness and spatially constrained styles of Cezanne and Gauguin. Apple Tree With Red Fruit is therefore a stylistic experiment in iconoclasm, situated at the juncture between the seismic changes that would soon occur in European art. Ranson's Post-Impressionist reproduction of this simple landscape scene is proof that the big trailblazing names in art history did indeed have precedents.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Apple Tree With Red Fruit, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Apple Tree With Red Fruit that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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