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Maurice Denis

Fecha de nacimiento: 25. Noviembre 1870
Fecha de muerte: 13. Noviembre 1943

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Maurice Denis fue un pintor francés, escritor y miembro de los movimientos simbolismo y Les Nabis. Sus teorías contribuyeron a la fundación del cubismo, fauvismo, y arte abstracto.

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Frases Maurice Denis

„The sublime is to approach the subject or wall with an attitude that is grand, noble, and in no way petty..“

— Maurice Denis
Quote, 1922; from Bouillon 2006, p. 89; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [35]

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„.. the classical aesthetic offers us at the same time a method of thinking and a method of wanting to be, a moral and at the same time a psychology... The classical tradition as a whole, by the logic of the effort and the greatness of results, is in some way parallel with the religious tradition of humanity.“

— Maurice Denis
Quote from Denis's essay 'Les Arts a Rome', 1898; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [22] Denis made Jan. 1895 his first visit to Rome, where the works of Raphael and Michaelangelo in the Vatican made a strong impression upon him.

„Think of late paintings where Christ is the central figure... Remember the large mosaics of Rome. Reconcile the employment of large-scale decorative means and the direct emotions of nature.“

— Maurice Denis
Quote, March 1895, from Denis' Journal; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [23]

„Don't lose sight of the essential objectives of painting, which are expression, emotion, delectation; to understand the means, to paint decoratively, to exalt form and color.“

— Maurice Denis
Quote from Denis' Journal, 1930; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [43]

„Decorative and edifying. That is what I want art to be before anything else.“

— Maurice Denis
as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [41]

„What amazement, followed by what a revelation! In place of windows opening on nature, like the impressionists, these were surfaces which were solidly decorative, powerfully colorful, bordered with brutal strokes, partitioned.“

— Maurice Denis
Quote of Denis, 1909: from Bouillon 2006, pp. 17-18; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [9] In 1889, Denis was captivated by an exposition of works of Paul Gauguin and his friends at the Cafe Volponi, on the edge of the Paris Universal Exposition, that year

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„The profoundness of our emotions comes from the sufficiency of these lines and these colors to explain themselves.... everything is contained in the beauty of the work.“

— Maurice Denis
Quote 1890, from Denis' essay published in the review 'Art et Critique'; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [13] In August 1890, Denis consolidated his new ideas and presented them in a famous essay published in the review 'Art et Critique'. In his essay, he termed the new movement 'neo-traditionaism', in opposition to the 'progressism' of the Neo-impressionists, led by Seurat

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„Painting is first of all the art of imitation, and not the servant of some imaginary 'purity“

— Maurice Denis
as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [42]

„Art is no longer a visual sensation that we gather, like a photograph, as it were, of nature. No, it is a creation of our spirit, for which nature is only the occasion.“

— Maurice Denis
Quote of Denis, 1909: from Bouillon 2006, pp. 17-18; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [9]

„Art is the sanctification of the nature, of that nature found in everyone who is content to live.“

— Maurice Denis
2 Quotes from Denis' 1906 essay 'The Sun'; as cited on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Denis Wikipedia: Maurice Denis] - reference [29]

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