Painter Maurice Denis was born on this day in 1870. In date and sensibility, his work bridges the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and as shown here, he had a firm grasp on modernist thought. He once said, "Remember that a picture, before being a war horse, a female nude, or some anecdote, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order."
Maurice Denis (French, 1870–1943) | Springtime | ca. 1894–99http://met.org/1I1MgbL
“Springtime,” a double-sided canvas, describes a purification scene set deep in the forest of Saint-Germain, near Paris. Enjoy depictions of Spring throughout the collection on our Pinterest board:http://met.org/1I5EQId
Featured Artwork of the Day: Maurice Denis (French, 1870–1943) | Springtime | ca. 1894–99 http://met.org/1H1ICx9