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The author of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema surveys the life and work of James Tissot (1836-1902) and, for the first time in a large format, presents a superb selection of Tissot's finest paintings. Includes a list of his paintings in public collections. 60 illustrations, including 40 in full color.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published 1982 by The Medici Society Ltd
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Feb 19, 2012 Alessandra rated it liked it
James Tissot was an odd painter, a Frenchman who went by an English name. At first glance his realistic paintings of upper class Victorian Britons look like simple genre scenes, the sort of things the Impressionists were rebelling against. Then one looks closer and realizes something weird is going on here.

Tissot painted scenes of Victorian life, but with peculiar psychological overtones and hints of mythic archetypes. In many of his paintings women appear twice in different places in the same d
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