Community: Comment: James Tissot: “The Life of Christ”

These comments were left by our visitors during the run of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition James Tissot: “The Life of Christ” from October 23, 2009 to January 17, 2010.

188 comments

Impressively mounted and comprehensive - what stands out to me is how key figures are not always at the forefront/foreground of Pissot's work, but can be found in the distance, on the side, or in the midst of a greater context. His goal - to place Christ's story in its right time/place (in contrast to the anachronistic art of the Renaissance) - was surely achieved.
Link Posted by Yaseen
Dec 24, 2009 at 4:04pm
I love the sequence of this exhibit. It showed the life of Jesus Christ. Tissot mastered through the feeling of the time period of Christ, from his life, preaching, passion and resurrection. The good Friday painting stood out in mind, as well as Jesus crucifed from his point of view. I loved the exhibit and it has inspired to return back to church.
Link Posted by Carlos C.
Dec 21, 2009 at 3:03am
This is an inspiring and moving exhibit that we believe should be available for view in whole or in part all of the time. Thank you.
Link Posted by Danny & Isabelle Miller
Dec 20, 2009 at 8:08pm
This was a perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the season. I would like to ask Mr. Chenolini if he is aware that France is in Europe.
Link Posted by Felix Culpa
Dec 19, 2009 at 9:09pm
new insight from the beautiful sower parable painting: the seeds / parables seek fertile ground by themselves, meaning it may be less about the sender (jesus) and more about the information (parable)
Link Posted by peter john
Dec 19, 2009 at 6:06pm
Thank you for showing this beautiful exhibit. The combination of Brooklyn Museum history, Tissot's paintings and commentary, the curator's commentary and the use of the original pediments all formed a wonderful experience for the viewer/reader.
Link Posted by Michael and Judy Fram
Dec 19, 2009 at 5:05pm
beautiful exhibit
Link Posted by nathan
Dec 18, 2009 at 8:08pm
Beautifully staged and documented. Thanks for giving us such a wonderful experience.
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Dec 16, 2009 at 8:08pm
An exquisitely attentive record of Jesus' mystical life, death, and resurrection. It is as though I were an invivible spectator, present for all of it, as the gospel-writers were.
Link Posted by Adrienne
Dec 16, 2009 at 8:08pm
Thank you for showing so many Tissot paintings. In 1947-49 our religion book had these illustrations in black and white plus others by him. I never forgot. It is like being there! Seeing them again is a profound spiritual experience.They are truly visionary!
Link Posted by Gaston
Dec 15, 2009 at 3:03am
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