Musee des Impressionnismes Announces Maurice Denis. The Eternal Spring

The Musée des Impressionnismes presents an exhibition exploring the theme of spring in the work of Maurice Denis (1870-1943). “Maurice Denis: The Eternal Spring. On view April 1st − July 15th, 2012.

Maurice Denis April (Anemones), 1891 Private collection © All rights reserved © Paris, ADAGP, 2011

The exhibition comprises approximately eighty works – paintings and drawings – and is accompanied by extensive documentation in the form of photographs, publications and correspondence. The works on show include loans from the most prestigious public and private collections, some of which have been displayed publicly only rarely or never at all in France.

The exhibition is divided into three main sections: The Awakening of Nature in Springtime; Christian Spring and Earthly Paradise; The First Signs Of Love and The Spring Of Life. It will also present throughout a little known aspect of Denis’s production, that of his talent as a painter-decorator, by recomposing constitutive elements of some of his large decorative projects.

This exhibition received exceptional loans from the musée départemental Maurice Denis – Conseil général des Yvelines. –

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