It is always nice when major art galleries and museums take a moment to put on a large-scale scale for a slightly lesser name. While we all want to see works from the masters, we can expand our knowledge by viewing pieces from new names in the same periods. The upcoming retrospective at the Musee d’Orsay about James Tissot does just that. Here you will find a selection of paintings from this 19th-century artist.
The main focus of Tissot’s work was the society of both French and British life. As such, we find paintings with a great narrative of life at this time in both countries. But, there are also other influences as his work developed, with some biblical themes later on. This show, which opens on March 24th and runs until July 19th, is a great chance to study that journey and see another perspective on the era.
Marine Kisiel, curator, Musée d’Orsay
Melissa E. Buron, Director, Art Division at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Paul Perrin, curator, Musée d’Orsay
Cyrille Sciama, director, Musée des impressionnismes Giverny
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EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM
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From 24 March 2020 to 19 July 2020
62 rue de Lille
75007 Paris 7
Reduced rate: 11 €
Full rate: 14 €
Under 26 years old: Free
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