Updated on 29 June 2020
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 retrospective at the Musée 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 exhibition, which was planned to open on 24 March 2020 but delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic will now run from 23 June to 13 September 2020. This is a great chance to study the artist’s 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
From 23 June to 13 September 2020
62 rue de Lille
75007 Paris 7
Reduced rate: 11 €
Full rate: 14 €
Under 26 years old: Free
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