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Young Girl with a Hen

Maurice Denis
1870 - 1943
Young Girl with a Hen
Oil on canvas 134.5 x 42.5 cm
Signed and dated lower right: MAV DENIS / 1890

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In 1890, the year that this work was created, Denis was selected for the Salon for the first time and published his famous essay that includes his famous definitions of Nabis painting. This work's vertically arranged composition and signature form clearly reveal the influence of Japanese art. This influence, his use of a mosaic-like decorative effect realized through pointillist techniques, and the religious icon-like representation of the figure are all characteristic elements of Denis' work during this period.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

photo:Maurice Denis
Young Girl with a Hen