Who Is Maurice Denis?
Maurice Denis (November 1870 – 1943) was a French painter, decorative artist and writer who was an important figure in the transitional period between impressionism and modern art. He was associated with Les Nabis then the Symbolist movement, and then with a return to neo-classicism. His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art. Following the First World War, he founded the Ateliers d’Art Sacré (Workshops of Sacred Art), decorated the interiors of churches, and worked for a revival of religious art. Maurice Denis died November 13, 1943.
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- Name: Maurice Denis
- Title: September Evening, (1891)
- Nationality: French artist
- Born: November 25, 1870 Granville, France
- Died: November 13, 1943 (aged 72) Paris, France
- Movement: transitional period between impressionism and modern art
- Les Nabis
- Known for: Revival of religious art
- Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Soir de septembre-Maurice Denis-IMG 8192.JPG,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Soir_de_septembre-Maurice_Denis-IMG_8192.JPG&oldid=272676286 (accessed November 8, 2018).
- Wikipedia contributors, “Maurice Denis,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maurice_Denis&oldid=865903015 (accessed November 8, 2018).
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