Maurice Denis Notecard Folio
Ten 5 x 7 in. blank notecards with envelopes in a decorative folio.
Published with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée d’Orsay.
French painter and art theoretician Maurice Denis (1870–1943) was a founding member of the Nabi group and one of its most exceptional artists. He was also associated with Symbolist writers and composers and illustrated a number of their books and musical scores. Denis was much involved in the aesthetic debates of his time and during the 1890s painted bold pictures in which the rhythm, flat-tone colors, and composition infused the work with a decorative force. Later, influenced by the art of classical Italy, he went on to create larger, more classical compositions. He was also one of the most important decorative artists of his time and was commissioned to decorate buildings as varied as theaters, churches, and public buildings. The two paintings represented in this folio are from his Seasons series.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
September Evening, 1891
October Evening, 1891