Watching Holy Week Unfold
with paintings by French painter James Jacques Tissot (1836-1902)
Pilate and Herod
Good Friday, Easter, and Holy Week articles and short stories
Good Friday: Via Dolorosa
James J. Tissot, 'Simon of Cyrene Is Compelled to Bear the Cross' (1896), Brooklyn Museum, watercolor. Larger image.
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- Jesus Bearing the Cross
- Jesus Falls Beneath the Cross
- Jesus Meets His Mother
- Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus
- Simon of Cyrene and his two sons Alexander and Rufus*
- A Holy Woman Wipes the Face of Jesus
- The Holy Face or Countenance*
- The Daughters of Jerusalem
- Via Dolorosa* two sketches
* Omitted from slide sequence
The numbers of the pictures are from a catalog of an exposition of these paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, January 26-February 23, 1899. Good images of most of Tissot's paintings of the Gospels are now available for viewing on the Brooklyn Museum website.
Paintings by by James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902). Biography. Nearly all of Tissot's paintings of the Life of Christ (1884-1896) are rendered in opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper and are owned by the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Watching Holy Week Unfold
with paintings by James J. Tissot of the Life and Passion of Christ, Good Friday, and the Resurrection
Christian Art and Paintings:
Abraham Art | Agnus Dei Art | Angel Art | Annunciation Art |
Celtic Stone Cross Art |
Christian Symbols and Art |
Christmas Art |
Easter Art |
Passion of Christ
by Tissot |
Hebrew-Jewish Art | Holy Week Art | Jacob | Jesus' Ministry Art | Jesus' Teaching Art |
Jesus Portraits and Art | John the Baptist
| John the Apostle
| Lamb of God Art | Last Supper Art | Madonna & Child Art |
Moses and the
Exodus | Names of God Art | OT Misc Art | Psalms Art | Palm Sunday Art | Paul Art and Paintings | Day of Pentecost Art | Peter Art and Paintings |
Prayer Art | Resurrection Art | Revelation Art |
Thanksgiving and Pilgrims Art |
Timothy Art and Paintings
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