Art as prophesy.
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"Remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude, an anecdote or whatnot, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order."
Writings by Maurice Denis
On Fra Angelico, Chastity and Desire1886
I used to say: “What is naked is chaste, what is naked is beautiful,” and I didn’t know what it was. Now, I know it and I like it; alas! why must it not be chaste? and why must attractive delights of necessity be indecent?
On Rome and the Wonders of Antiquity1904
What a pitfall the practice of Antiquity can be. — It is an art that is too rich, too perfect, too general, of bygone idealism, and for which the conventions have become nearly incomprehensible
On Raphael and the Power of Will1904
What makes a piece of artwork significant, is the fullness of the artist’s efforts, the powerfulness of his or her will.