Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay ➔ Visitation

Artwork

Identifier:
2008.487.38
Artist:
Maurice Denis
Medium:
Color Lithograph 2 color: Slate blue and earth tone yellow
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 6.438 in Width: 5 in
Note: Paper size: 9.25"h x 5.75"w
Description:
Faint Grey (or blue) and green tones on yellowed paper. Green woman in dress, white tower, man in wagon at bottom.
Historical Context:
Maurice Denis 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. His images focus on the flatness of the picture plane- a starting point for the movement of modernism that was yet to come. The Maurice Denis Museum opened in 1980, and is located in the artist's old home in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Credit:
From the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siécle French Prints, Gift of Elaine Rutowski Shay
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
lithographs
Library of Congress Subjects
France--History--19th century
Location Notes:
GVSU Storage; Room 140 (PDC); Box 1/10 French Prints; Pack #32