3/8/10

James Tissot: artist of the scriptures


Return of the Prodigal Son by James Tissot

H/T to Deacon Greg over at his Bench for links to two videos on an exhibit of the work of James Tissot, an artist whom both Deacon Kandra and I favor on our blogs.

The videos are from Currents, "a half-hour news magazine program telling stories of people of faith from around the block and around the world. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, Currents is the first daily Catholic news program."

The first video is an interview with the curator of the exhibit and includes interesting biographical material on Tissot; the second is a closer look at the exhibit itself.

Above and below are three different depictions of the Return of the Prodigal Son, all painted by Tissot. (The Gospel in Year C of the lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mar 14) is the story of the Prodigal Son.)

Click on any of the three images for a larger version!



Return of the Prodigal Son by James Tissot



Return of the Prodigal Son by James Tissot



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