Intimately Parisian but in love with England, close to the Impressionists as much as to the Pre-Raphaelites, conservative as much as liberal, James Tissot is an ambiguous and fascinating artist.
Who was this painter who was so highly appreciated by his contemporaries and so astonishingly fallen into oblivion? In what way is the aristocracy he portrays an image that is as faithful as it is original? And what if, by depicting women in an original way, he offered a question as aesthetic as it is moving, about beauty, fashion and time?
This beautifully illustrated book offers a complete and unique panorama of a demanding work and the influences that help to understand it. It sheds light on the extraordinary career of this major artist who, from the portrait of the Parisian woman to the biblical universe, turned his figures into palpable and sensitive beings of flesh and gave painting a unique view of women and society.
- Dimensions :
- 20,2 x 24,3 x 1,6 cm
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
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