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Maurice Denis - Photographies at the Musée d'Orsay (English Edition)

Maurice Denis - Publisher 5 Continents / Musée d'Orsay - Softcover - Text in English

In 1895, George Eastman, the creator of the Kodak firm, launched on the market the latest of his portable devices intended for amateurs. The user could not clearly see his subject in the viewfinder, but Maurice Denis knew how to deal with chance.

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Model 9788874393589
Artist Maurice Denis
Author Françoise Heilbrun, Saskia Ooms
Publisher 5 Continents / Musée d'Orsay
Format Softcover
Language English
Dimensions 160 x 160
Technique(s) Around 60 photographies
Museum Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Like Bonnard and Vuillard, because of his familiarity with Japanese prints, he was one of the best interpreters of the aesthetic of the instantaneous.

The photographs he took of his family and his painter or writer friends, between 1895 and 1913, are fascinating because of the links they maintain with his painted and drawn work.

Most of these photographs are striking for their subjective character and their lack of realistic concern: the figures are seen close-up, the faces are blurry, everything speaks of emotion; finally, the emphasis is on the abstraction of forms and their decorative value.

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