Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series Begins – “Painting as Spiritual Quest: The Religious Art of Maurice Denis, 1884-1943”

Wed, 2015-01-14 11:00 - 13:00

Presented by Professor Gilles Mongeau, S.J.

Maurice Denis, a French painter active between 1884 and 1943, contributed by his artistic theories and painterly practice to the development of many of the major schools of painting in the early twentieth century, including Symbolism, neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and the rise of abstraction in art. From the age of fifteen, in 1884, he was conscious of painting as a religious vocation, and as a form of Christian service to the wider culture. By reading his spiritual journal and contemplating his paintings, we will reflect together on the dialogue between our own religious faith and its cultural context today.

Eight weeks starting Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
No Class on February 18, 2015. Cost $175.00

[The image of Jesus above is: Maurice Denis, The Breaking of The Bread, 1920 (private collection)]


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Register by mail by downloading registration form and completing by hand. Enclose cheque payable to "Regis College" and mail to Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2Z5.

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Additional Information

Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley TTC bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.

For more information about the Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series, please or call 416-922-5474 x221.

Conditions of Enrolment

Before registering, please read the conditions of enrolment.

  1. Windows on Theology courses are non-credit courses. No record of attendance or payment receipt will be issued.
  2. Participation in each course is restricted to registrants only.
  3. All onsite course participants will receive a temporary Regis College library card.
  4. Cancellation must be requested in writing prior to the course. Only completed forms with full payment will be processed. Confirmation will be emailed to applicants.
  5. Regis College reserves the right to cancel or change the course offered.

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Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology in the University of Toronto.