Learning Unlimited: James Tissot: Fashion & Faith
Tue, October 15, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join a Fine Arts Museums docent for an intimate look at James Tissot’s genre scenes of everyday life with the river Thames as the backdrop, as well as images of elegantly dressed English women painted during his time in England.
James Tissot: Fashion & Faith at the Legion of Honor is the first major reassessment of the artist’s career in over 20 years.
Born in 1836 in Nantes, France, he became a successful painter of fashionable Parisian society before fleeing to London during the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War.
In the British capital he was well received and rewarded for his genre scenes of everyday life with the river Thames as the backdrop, as well as images of elegantly dressed English women, many featuring his companion and muse Kathleen Newton.
Returning to Paris after her 1882 death, he painted a series of 15 large-scale pictures, The Parisian Woman , representing different types and classes of French women . Following a religious vision, he traveled three times to the Holy Land to make studies of the landscape and people.
He devoted the remaining two decades of his life to creating several hundred watercolor illustrations of The Old Testament and The Life of Christ .
Tissot was technically skilled across media and the exhibit features more than 60 paintings, plus drawings, prints and watercolors and cloisonné enamels he created.
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