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Picturing a World

The Hammock

Website tip: The Hammock: A Novel Based on the True Story of French Painter James Tissot is Lucy Paquette’s gorgeous, informative website devoted to her historical novel of the same title. The novel (which opens with a fictionalized version of the death of Regnault that Carolus rehearses to Edward) is an e-book that takes advantage of digital technology to include seventeen zoom-able paintings as illustrations. The website provides many, many more pictures by Tissot, his contemporaries, and the artists who influenced him. Go explore! Read More 
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Drums at the Tuileries Garden

"The naked upper branches reached toward a primordial wildness having little to do with parks or men.… The trees at Shiloh had been like that.… In the growing dusk, golden lights pricked out the Rue de Rivoli to his left.… At the rat-a-tat-tat of a drum being beaten to signal the closing hour, he felt a momentary urge to flout the martial-sounding order."

I was looking for a different painting by James Tissot last week  Read More 
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