Thursday, July 15, 2010

James Tissot

I was able to go to a lecture at the BYU Museum of Art tonight. The lecture was on the life of the artist, James Tissot, and his series of paintings on the life of Christ. He completed the series toward the end of his life. I enjoyed the lecture and was able to browse through the exhibit afterward. BYU's MOA will have the exhibit up for at least the next month, I think. You should check it out. Tissot painted with opaque watercolor. The amount of detail he was able to create with watercolor is pretty amazing. One of my favorites from the exhibit is called Jesus Wept, a depiction of Jesus after the death of Lazarus. This picture I posted is really small so go here if you want to see it and others in more detail.

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