Maurice Denis: September Evening (1891)

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Maurice Denis, September Evening, (1891), Musée d’Orsay, Maurice Denis CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (, via Wikimedia Commons


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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Maurice Denis, September Evening, (1891), Musée d’Orsay, Maurice Denis CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (, via Wikimedia Commons

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Candia says:

    Loved his museum in Le Vesinet!

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    1. ooohhh….what a treat that must have been! I am just starting to learn about him, but his art intrigues me. Thanks for visiting, Candia! 🙂

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      1. Candia says:

        You are even allowed to take photos in the chapel and of the paintings.

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      2. That is wonderful.Did you have your camera? What were your favorites? 🙂


      3. Candia says:

        The first time I went my camera batteries were defunct. I couldn’t believe it. The second time I returned and I enjoyed a vintage film of Brittany coast community life. The chapel was easier to photograph than the pictures as the overhead lights cast shine on the oil paintings.

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      4. 👍 Thanks for telling me about it – a good memory even without a battery. Perhaps there is a website…I will check…I would enjoy a vintage film like that. 🙂


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