James Tissot, the retrospective at the Musée d’Orsay: new dates

Published by Cécile D., Laurent P. · Published on 29 May 2020 at 15h48 · Updated on 29 May 2020 at 15h56
The Musée d’Orsay offers us a rather exclusive exhibition focusing on James Tissot. Initially planned from March 24 to July 19, 2020, the exhibition will let you dive into the high society in the 19th century and discover the details of the artist’s life deeply attached to the French and British societies from June 23 to September 13, 2020.

The name of James Tissot doesn’t ring a bell? No problem, the musée d'Orsay will make you discover this French artist who marked his time with his many works. Throughout the exhibition devoted to him, running from June 23 to September 13, 2020, enjoy the paintings that made the fame of the artist and his works expecting a new highlight.

The James Tissot retrospective presents very varied works from the portrait to “narrative paintings” dear to British painters. We also find the influence of Japanese art in his work. His different cycles show his interests and define the periods of his life: his last works illustrate the Bible and Jesus Christ’s life. These pictures marked the public and artists from the 19th century to nowadays.

James Tissot was the very fashionable artist from 1850 to 1902. We find the importance of his work in the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay: portraits of aristocrats rub shoulders with the daily Victorian life and pictures of the “Parisiennes”. His talent is acknowledged, his sense of details leads art critic John Ruskin to say of his paintings that they were “colored photographs”.

Tissot’s paintings are open windows to the French and British societies. Amateurs can definitely enjoy the historic aspect of the exhibition and the demonstration of the art techniques that were highly used at that time. Yet, James Tissot also knew how to take risks with his art. The painter tried his hand at engraving and goldsmithery. Master of the modern painting (of his time), he also wanted to learn about etching and watercolor.

Go and discover a main artist from the 19th century and relive a page of the history of art.

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Dates and Opening Time
From 23 June 2020 to 13 September 2020



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