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

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