An exhibition of nudes by the 20th century’s greatest artists staged on the Côte d’Azur cannot fail to delight and seduce. Kenneth Clark reckoned that “only in countries touching on the Mediterranean has the nude been at home”, and the array of 80 canvases, ceramics and sculptures at the summer show The Nude from Gauguin to Bonnard at the Musée Bonnard, Le Cannet, gracefully and lucidly unravels modern art’s conflicted debt to classicism.

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Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk