James Tissot⁣ Jesus Ministered to by Angels (Jésus assisté

James Tissot⁣ Jesus Ministered to by Angels (Jésus assisté

9/13/2021, 3:19:18 PM
James Tissot⁣ Jesus Ministered to by Angels (Jésus assisté par les anges)⁣ 1886-1894⁣ “Following his deprivations in the wilderness, Jesus here receives the care of angels who restore his strength. Rejecting art-historical traditions in which Jesus takes material sustenance in the form of dates and pomegranates, Tissot insisted on otherworldly agency. Here blue-hued, flame-haired angels extend their fingers to touch the prostrate form of the exhausted Jesus, who appears to assume a cruciform position.⁣ Tissot was a successful society painter who, after experiencing a religious vision in 1885, devoted the rest of his career to spiritual subject matter. He made two trips to Egypt, Syria, and Palestine, where he created extensive figure and landscape studies for his project, believing that this “pencil reporting from the life of Christ” would endow his scenes with historical accuracy.⁣ Tissot exhibited the completed series in paid-entry showings in London and in several U.S. cities, where it was a resounding public success, if not always a critical one. In 1900 the painter John Singer Sargent urged A. Augustus Healy, then president of the Brooklyn Museum’s board of trustees, to purchase the series for the young institution. The same year, a public subscription campaign to acquire the works was inaugurated and the Museum bought Tissot’s religious tour de force for the then very high price of $60,000.”⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #jamestissot #tissot #jesusministeredtobyangels #jesuschrist #je ésusassistéparlesanges #angelsinart #brooklynmuseum #opaquewatercolor #19thcenturyart

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