Thursday, January 05, 2012
Origins of Modern Art- Maurice Denis 1870-1943
I enjoy looking at the design elements, colors and compositions of these paintings by French artist and writer Maurice Denis
There is a beautiful museum in France that opened in 1980 located in Saint-Germaine-en-Laye called the Maurice Denis Museum. It was once his house. Before that, it was a hospital.
Looks like a great place to visit. It is dedicated to his work and the work of his artist friends of the Nabis movement (inspired by Gauguin at Pont-Aven, it lasted from 1888 to 1903). Read about the Nabis. LINK