Maxence painted a good many religious scenes and a number of his other subjects were treated in a similar manner. He was a good draftsman and used other media besides oil. As best I can tell, he painted in a higher key (less darks) by the 1920s and some of his landscape paintings are loosely done. Perhaps because of the war or maybe because he had turned 70, his production seems to have fallen off drastically after 1941.
Although he occasionally depicted men, his subjects were almost always attractive young women.
Note the two ladies glancing at us. Plus the rare inclusion of male subjects.
Might that be a cigarette in her right hand? Don't notice any smoke, though. Must be unlit.
Not a religious painting, and not very Symbolic, so far as I can tell (though I'm ignorant of many symbols, religious or otherwise). But, as noted above, the treatment is similar.
It looks like the same model was used for these three paintings. A caption I found on the Internet for the middle one stated that the media were watercolor, gouache and pastel. The lower work clearly incorporates some watercolor.
All three women look like they were derived from the same model.
This is dated, but I can't quite read it. Might be 1944. But it's freely done and modernist-influenced.
One of his later works. Its style shows a modernist influence in its simplicity, but only slightly.