Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A New Art Find

"As Seen From the Cross"
James Tissot, French

From the book: "The life of our Saviour Jesus Christ: Three hundred and sixty-five compositions from the four Gospels with notes and explanatory drawings."

In the late 1890s, this artist had a sort of conversion experience while doing ironic sketchs of the London party scene. In Tissot's own words "I coulnd't get the image of Christ out of my mind." So Tissot moves to Palestine and spends years in serious study of the Holy Land. The end result is the art book listed above. Oh, I hope I can somehow get my hands on this rare book through our inter-library loan program.