A rich and successful painter of portraits during the Belle Époque, did he paint any proper fine art?
A selection of the better paintings from Tissot’s 350+ on the life of Christ, and his unfinished series of Old Testament stories.
Since they were first shown at the end of the 1800s, Tissot’s 350+ paintings of the life of Christ have been controversial, but much loved.
Never keen on the dramatic or spectacular, many of Tissot’s paintings contain subtle stories. Here are examples from his earlier career.
He built his career from scratch three times, but today is known for his paintings of fashionable women. There is more to his art than that.
Telling the complex story of how manna saved the Israelites, and starring the master of narrative painting, Poussin.
Portraits by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Kauffmann, and others show extensive brushstrokes.