James Tissot: The Life of Christ

James Tissot: The Life of Christ

Back in November Mary Ellen blogged about going to the Brooklyn Museum of Art to see the James Tissot exhibit. 350 watercolors of the life of Christ.

  I had never heard of Tissot before but I spent some time at the exhibition website and fell in love. Oh I wished I could have gone to see them in person. I immediately sent links to my mom and then kept on searching. I was delighted to find that Amazon had a book and calendar and added them to my wish list. Next best thing to being able to see the exhibit in person is getting the book, right?

And my mom was so nice as to get both of them for me as an Epiphany present.

I confess I haven’t had much time to look at the book. Most of my day is spent holding a big baby boy. When I’m not holding him, I’m usually cooking, cleaning, or tending the girls. And this book is too big and too pretty to read while nursing a baby. I can’t wait to dive in; but there will be plenty of time.

And in the meantime I have this lovely calendar hanging up in my kitchen. January’s picture is a lovely Magnificat. Mary dressed in colorful striped robes lifting her hands in praise.

Thanks again, Mom!

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