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- DescriptionThis richly illustrated book analyzes the artistic relationship of Maurice Denis (1870-1943), French painter and theoretician, with Belgium at the end of the nineteenth century and during the first decade of the twentieth century. In Belgium, Denis was able to harmonize the two central values of his art: a modern taste for formalism combined with Christian spirituality. In his works, Denis illustrated the historical evolution of the Belgian Catholic Church and the way Catholicism embraced the modern artistic creation: first the Church was tempted to adopt modernism as a vehicle of a new Christian art, but then it started to doubt the modernist values and finally rejected all contemporary forms of expression.
- Author BiographyCatherine Verleysen is Doctor in Art History, obtained at the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). She is research curator at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent.
- Author(s)Catherine Verleysen
- PublisherLeuven University Press
- Date of Publication21/05/2010
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Series TitleKADOC Artes
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 11
- Place of PublicationLeuven
- Country of PublicationBelgium
- ImprintLeuven University Press
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight1028 g
- Width226 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine15 mm
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