354 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
"This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musées d'Orsay et de l'Orangerie, Paris"--Colophon.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition James Tissot: Fashion and Faith held at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, from October 12, 2019 to February 9, 2020, and at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, from March 23 to July 19, 2020.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-315) and index.
James Tissot was one of the most intriguing artists of his era. Though invited by Edgar degas to exhibit with the Impressionist circle, Tissot instead garnered exceptional critical and commercial success on his own in London and Paris, securing his international reputation. While he is best known for his keen observations of society life and fashion, Tissot also made hundreds of spiritual and religious works that have since provided visual motifs for artists and filmmakers working to this day. Rendered with incredible detail, his compositions offer layers of meaning to lend rich insights into the vibrant culture of fin-de-siècle Europe. This volume provides new perspective on his oeuvre and reexamines his place in the canon of late ninteenth-century art. -- Adapted from dust jacket.
Introduction: the mysterious world of James Tissot -- Essays. James Tissot's youth in Nantes ; "One gram of Henri Leys, two grams of talent, zero grams of genius": Tissot's early paintings ; "Love, error, and repentance": the Faust and Marguerite paintings ; Tissot and the traumas of the "terrible year" ; Tissot and the French market ; Looking beyond Paris: Tissot's reception in England during the 1860s ; Tissot's British modern-life paintings ; Tissot's "genius" picture-selling in Britain ; Tissot's houses in Saint John's Wood, London ; The career of a portrait painter ; Tissot and fashion ; A summer dress with yellow ribbons ; The visions of Tissot ; The resurrection of painting: Tissot and cinema ; Final years at the Buillon estate -- Catalogue. Introduction to the catalogue ; Medieval and modern life ; Portraits ; Japonisme and chinoiserie ; Vanity fair ; By the water ; La mystérieuse ; La femme à Paris ; 'Twixt two worlds -- Appendices. "All are clever, several are hideous": Tissot and his prints in London ; "Always in search of the exquisite in art": Tissot's cloisonné enamels ; Tissot's painting techniques ; Pigment analysis ; Tissot and Degas: contours of a friendship.
Matyjaszkiewicz, Krystyna, author.
Container of (work): Tissot, James, 1836-1902. Works. Selections.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, organizer.
Musée d'Orsay, organizer, host institution.
Musée de l'Orangerie, organizer.
Legion of Honor (San Francisco, Calif.), host institution.
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