RATUR, Daphné, Dijon, France
This fresco was achieved by French artist Ratur in October 2020 with the support of the city of Dijon (Bourgogne) and Zutique Productions as part of the artist collective M.U.R Dijon. It harnesses the recurrent theme of nymphs used by the artist in his recent artwork. Ratur here immediately refers to the ancient myth of nymph Daphne and Apollo in which Daphne’s father was compelled to transform her into a laurel to allow her to escape Apollo’s advances. The fresco, painted on the wall of the Champollion’s school, was achieved in front on the inhabitants themselves, creating an open-air museum as urban art typically does.