The overseas artist who captured the essence of a long-vanished rural France

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Artist Nicolas Rubió spent his childhood and early adulthood in France when he and his family were refugees from Franco's Spain. Later he emigrated to Argentina, but the memories of his time in deepest rural France have continued to serve as an inspiration for his paintings, which bring to life an era that has now disappeared. An assuming but impressive documentary on the man and his art is now doing a tour of France. Antoine Perraud reports.

 

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