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Maurice Denis

Deux femmes sous un arbre, ca. 1906

Oil on panel
13 4/5 × 10 2/5 in
35 × 26.5 cm
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Geneva, Paris
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Signed lower left : Mavrice Denis ; Signed, located, dated and dedicated on the reverse : Maurice Denis à L.Helvig 2 mai 1928 Le Prieuré.
Maurice Denis
French, November 25, 1870
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Maurice Denis is remembered as a leading theoretician of Symbolism and a champion of the work of Paul Cézanne; in Denis’s lifetime, however, his own painting was not always met with critical attention. Denis studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, as well as the Académie Julian under Jules Lefebvre. Along with school friends including Pierre Bonnard and Paul Ranson, Denis founded Les Nabis, an offshoot of the Symbolist movement that reacted against the naturalistic tendencies of Impressionism. Denis, who was known as “Le Nabi aux Belles Icons” (“the prophet of beautiful icons”) produced work that was attentive to color and surface, with the decorative sensibilities of Art Nouveau. His paintings often featured religious iconography, and he considered himself a Christian painter.

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Signed lower left : Mavrice Denis ; Signed, located, dated and dedicated on the reverse : Maurice Denis à L.Helvig 2 mai 1928 Le Prieuré.
Maurice Denis
French, November 25, 1870
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Maurice Denis is remembered as a leading theoretician of Symbolism and a champion of the work of Paul Cézanne; in Denis’s lifetime, however, his own painting was not always met with critical attention. Denis studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, as well as the Académie Julian under Jules Lefebvre. Along with school friends including Pierre Bonnard and Paul Ranson, Denis founded Les Nabis, an offshoot of the Symbolist movement that reacted against the naturalistic tendencies of Impressionism. Denis, who was known as “Le Nabi aux Belles Icons” (“the prophet of beautiful icons”) produced work that was attentive to color and surface, with the decorative sensibilities of Art Nouveau. His paintings often featured religious iconography, and he considered himself a Christian painter.

Maurice Denis

Deux femmes sous un arbre, ca. 1906

Oil on panel
13 4/5 × 10 2/5 in
35 × 26.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
Geneva, Paris
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