The Torments of James Tissot thrill Rome
They say "nemo profeta in patria" and in fact the Frenchman James Tissot was ignored in his lifetime: he had been pigeonholed by his peers among those painters who portrayed the mundane, frivolous life of the late nineteenth-century haute bourgeoisie, transforming daily life into heroic, celebratory deeds. However, there is now a major opportunity to really get to know this artist. After important exhibitions devoted to him around the world, for the first time it's Italy's turn to host the masterpieces of James Tissot (Nantes, 1836 - Buillon 1902) on show in the capital at the Chiostro del Bramante. An occasion to immediately become attentive and curious observers of his era, through his celebration of the elite of his day. His art remains an enigma, elegantly encompassing Impressionist influences and Pre-Raphaelite flashes.
From London to Paris, an exhibition of his most celebrated works
On show are 80 works from international museums such as the Tate London, the Petit Palais and Musée d’Orsay of Paris, that recount the painter's entire artistic career and the influence the worlds of Paris and London had on him, telling of his sentimental and mystical vein, his incredible talent as a colourist and his interest in fashion. Among the works on show, masterpieces such as The Captain's Daughter and The Warrior's Daughter (both from 1873) beside The Gallery of H.M.S. 'Calcutta' (1886), which illustrate the main themes of his art handled with great psychological insight. The exhibition is divided into nine themed sections, which trace the Nantes artist's artistic and spiritual life, through a chronological journey that tells of passions, torments and life experiences.