It enabled him to create intimate, devout scenes that were nevertheless modern.
Charles-Marie Dulac went even further in his devotion to Christ.
He joined the Franciscan Order and began to preach via his art. Printmaking lent itself to this perfectly, as the larger editions of his colour lithographs were able to reach more souls.
Dario Gamboni, “The Baptism of Modern Art”? Maurice Denis and Religious Art’, in Maurice Denis 1870-1943, Amsterdam/Gent, 1994.
Richard Thomson, ‘The Religious Debate: Representing Faith, Defining Modernity’, in The Troubled Republic: Visual Culture and Social Debate in France, 1889-1900, New Haven, 2004.
Fred Leeman, Landschappen van de ziel: Het symbolistisch landschap in Frankrijk 1880-1910, Harderwijk, 2010.