James Tissot : Master of Fashion and Frisson
Talk | The Minster and Guild Church of St John the Evangelist
Wednesday 26 October 2011 - 19:30 until 22:00
Lizzie Darbyshire studied for her MA Degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has extensive experience as a freelance lecturer in History of Art, working with fine art societies, arts festivals, galleries and museums throughout the United Kingdom. She is also involved with the Living Paintings Trust in an editorial capacity.
The French painter and graphic artist, James Tissot (1836 -1902) is the subject of the lecture. Having early on in his career painted historical costume pieces, in 1834 Tissot turned his attention to depicting scenes from contemporary life, usually incorporating fashionable women.
To avoid repercussions resulting from his association with the Paris Commune (1871) he took refuge in London, where he lived from 1871 to 1882. Recently, there has been upsurge of interest in Tissot's work, expressed through sale-room prices, exhibitions and published books.