Maurice Denis (November 25, 1870 – November 1943) was a French painter and writer and a member of the Symbolist and Les Nabis movements. His theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art.
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Nouvelles théories sur l’art moderne, sur l’art sacré (New Theories of Modern and Sacred Art. 1922)
- ...Every work of art is a transposition,a caricature,the passionate equivalent of a sensation received.
- Remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude, an anecdote or whatnot, is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- I believe that art should sanctify nature.
- Art is no longer a purely visual experience..it is a work of our intellect triggered by nature...the imagination again become the queen of our strengths and we liberate our sensitivity.