Tissot

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Tissot occupies a unique and ambivalent position in 19th-century painting. Born a Frenchman, he sought fame in England, and after a brilliant career as a society painter he turned late in life to religion. He set his glittering and minutely detailed scenes in elegant London ballrooms and conservatories and peopled them with chic young women in ravishing costumes, while at the same time investing them with a note of brooding melancholy. This became overwhelming in his many portraits of his mistress Kathleen Newton, and intensely romantic figure whom Tissot loved and painted obsessively until her tragically early death. Then, after returning to France, he experienced a dramatic religious conversion and devoted the rest of his life to spiritualism and illustrating the Bible, which brought him even greater fame.

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Wood, Christopher
Editore: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1988)
ISBN 10: 0297794752 ISBN 13: 9780297794752
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110297794752

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