MAURICE DENIS, 1870-1943. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 1994. Organized in association with Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool, and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Published in association with Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Ghent. 376 pp. with 424 ills. (198 col.). 30 x 23 cm. ISBN 9053491309 In English.
Presenting a major reappraisal of the oeuvre of French painter Denis, a prominent member and the principal theorist of the Symbolist-inspired Nabi group, this catalogue features fine reproductions and substantial discussions of some 140 oils dating mainly from the 1890s while also illustrating many of the artist's drawings, watercolors, decorative works and prints, the selection encompassing religious and allegorical images, portraits, studies for murals, and depictions of domestic scenes. Seven scholarly essays include examinations of the significance of Denis's critical writings in the formation of Post-Impressionist movements in European art, his exploration of classical themes and aesthetics at the turn of the century, his innovative treatment of biblical subjects, his influence on Matisse and the Fauves, and the impact of his Christian ideals and political views on the development of his late work.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Painting, Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024902
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