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Maurice Denis

Maurice Denis
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Maurice Denis Biography

Maurice Denis received a classical education in the Lycée Condorcet where he met Vuillard, Roussel and Lugné-Poë. While studying in the Lycée he took drawing lessons and copied paintings by the old masters. In 1888 he enrolled at the Académie Julian and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In the same year Paul Sérusier showed his friends at the Académie Julian the famous landscape, which he had painted at the suggestion of Gauguin at Pont-Aven and which, for this reason, was considered a "talisman" of Gauguin's doctrine of Synthetism.

Maurice Denis 34 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Maurice Denis Bibliography

French Painting. From the Hermitage, Leningrad. Mid 19th to early 20th century. Aurora 1987.

Symbolism in Painting. By V. Kruchkova. Moscow. 1994.

Four French Symbolists: A Sourcebook on Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, and Maurice Denis. by Russell T. Clement (Author). Greenwood Publishing Group. 1996.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Modern Art. By Sam Hunter, John Jacobus, Daniel Wheeler. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. NY. 2000.

Maurice Denis: Catalog Raisonne of the Graphic Work by Pierre Cailler. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 2000.