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Attitudes are Easy and Chaste, plate two from Love

A work made of lithograph in yellow, blue, brown, green, and pink on light ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in yellow, blue, brown, green, and pink on light ivory wove paper.

Date:

1898, published 1899

Artist:

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

About this artwork

These 12 prints come from 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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Artist

Maurice Denis

Title

Attitudes are Easy and Chaste, plate two from Love

Origin

France

Date

1898–1899

Medium

Lithograph in yellow, blue, brown, green, and pink on light ivory wove paper

Dimensions

395 × 275 mm (image); 529 × 407 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1946.432d

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