both Maurice and Marthe Denis were devout Roman Catholics and much of his later art focused on religion.  He was determined to renew French church art.  French religious art had lost its popularity and was often cynically termed as the Saint-Sulpice style of art, named after the area in Paris surrounding the famous church which flooded the market with plastic religious relics.   After visiting Italy in 1910, Denis became greatly influenced by the works of the great Italian fresco painters of…

both Maurice and Marthe Denis were devout Roman Catholics and much of his later art focused on religion. He was determined to renew French church art. French religious art had lost its popularity and was often cynically termed as the Saint-Sulpice style of art, named after the area in Paris surrounding the famous church which flooded the market with plastic religious relics. After visiting Italy in 1910, Denis became greatly influenced by the works of the great Italian fresco painters of…

Maurice Denis, Spots of Sunlight on the Terrace, 1890. Oil on Cardboard. This is perhaps one of most abstract of Denis' works, from his early Les Nabis period. 17- Maurice Denis, Martha and Mary, 1896. Oil on Canvas. Caption: The application of Denis' pictorial and symbolist theories at the service of an obvious religious theme.

Maurice Denis, Spots of Sunlight on the Terrace, 1890. Oil on Cardboard. This is perhaps one of most abstract of Denis' works, from his early Les Nabis period. 17- Maurice Denis, Martha and Mary, 1896. Oil on Canvas. Caption: The application of Denis' pictorial and symbolist theories at the service of an obvious religious theme.

IMG_0253.JPG | Artist: DENIS, MAURICE Nationality and Dates… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

IMG_0253.JPG | Artist: DENIS, MAURICE Nationality and Dates… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Forêt au sol rouge (1891), Georges Lacombe - Exposition Les Univers de Georges Lacombe, Musée Maurice Denis, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Forêt au sol rouge (1891), Georges Lacombe - Exposition Les Univers de Georges Lacombe, Musée Maurice Denis, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

French Nabis painter Paul Sérusier, c. 1900. - The Nabis rejected the Renaissance ideal of easel painting as a window onto a fictional world. Disavowing illusions of depth, they abandoned both linear perspective and modeling. Like many of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, they were inspired by the broad planes of unmediated color, thick outlines, and bold patterns that characterize Japanese prints. Unlike prints, however, Nabi paintings often feature textured surfaces created by…

French Nabis painter Paul Sérusier, c. 1900. - The Nabis rejected the Renaissance ideal of easel painting as a window onto a fictional world. Disavowing illusions of depth, they abandoned both linear perspective and modeling. Like many of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, they were inspired by the broad planes of unmediated color, thick outlines, and bold patterns that characterize Japanese prints. Unlike prints, however, Nabi paintings often feature textured surfaces created by…

Bogdanov-Belsky, Nikolai (1868-1945) - 1910 Symphony (Private Collection) by RasMarley, via Flickr

Bogdanov-Belsky, Nikolai (1868-1945) - 1910 Symphony (Private Collection) by RasMarley, via Flickr

Oh, I love this painting!

Print Swing24 11x14 inch Print from oil painting by Roz

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