James Tissot: the Life of Christ : the complete set of 350 watercolors

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Merrell Publishers, 2009 - Art - 302 pages
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In 1885, having achieved success painting fashionable society in London and Paris, French painter James Tissot (18361902) experienced a religious vision that led to both a renewal of his beliefs and a dramatic shift in his artistic focus. Over the next 10 years, Tissot devoted himself to a project to illustrate the New Testament. The result was The Life of Christ, a monumental series of 350 watercolors combining fantastic imagery with minute archaeological observation and vivid realism. James Tissot: The Life of Christ is the first comprehensive exploration of this extraordinary body of work. Featuring three incisive essays and an informative commentary on the paintings, this exquisitely illustrated book examines the conception, creation, and history of The Life of Christ as well as the cultural context in which it emerged.

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Contents

Foreword
7
The Life of Christ Comes to the Acropolis of Brooklyn
35
Tissots Bible in the National Context
49
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

David Morgan is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society and Consultant Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic in London.