TALK ON JAMES TISSOT'S WOMEN 11th JULY JAGS SIXTH FORM CENTRE
Posted by: Artssoc2019
27 June, 2019 15:25
Lectures are held in JAGS Sixth Form Centre (off Greendale, London SE22 8TX) at 7.30 for 8.00pm.
DULWICH ARTS SOCIETY GUESTS WELCOME £9
Lecturer: Kathy McLauchlan
This lecture considers Tissotís importance as an artist recording the lifestyle of the people around him, women above all. During the late 19th century, fashionable young women were frequently depicted as emblems of modern society, seeming to encapsulate the glamour and elegance of the urban scene. Tissot, along with painters like Manet and Renoir, made the portrayal of women a focus for his work, and unlike his Impressionist contemporaries, he achieved popular acclaim. Where the Impressionists challenged contemporary taste, Tissot was celebrated for works whose glossy finish and tasteful elegance seemed a perfect match for his subjects.