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Themes in Art

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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 Fra Angelico, Chastity and Desire

Maurice Denis, 1886

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 Rome and the Wonders of Antiquity

Maurice Denis, 1904
More Themes in Art
Artist Letters, Themes in Art

Artist Letters

From the heart to the pen

Allegory, Themes in Art

Allegory

Art to illustrate and teach

Self-portraits, Themes in Art

Self-portraits

The canvas mirror

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