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Cover for Love

A work made of lithograph in green, blue, and gray on off-white wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph in green, blue, and gray on off-white wove paper.


1898, published 1899


Maurice Denis (French, 1870-1943)
published by Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867-1939)

About this artwork

This cover belongs to 12 prints titled Love, a series of color lithographs that form a disjointed narrative about a woman who experiences love, although it is unclear if she is falling in love with a man, nature, or her faith. Each soft and dreamlike image is paired with a caption of fragmented poetry that serves as its title, but these phrases do not directly describe their corresponding images. Maurice Denis, who was also a writer, crafted these puzzling yet evocative captions to add layers of meaning through the interplay of text and image.


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Maurice Denis


Cover for Love


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Lithograph in green, blue, and gray on off-white wove paper


Image: 52.6 × 42.5 cm (20 3/4 × 16 3/4 in.); Sheet: 58.7 × 45.4 cm (23 1/8 × 17 7/8 in.)

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John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

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