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Terra Incognita: Prints by Tissot

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February 19, 2022 to July 11, 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York Street,, Chatham County, Georgia, United States, 31401

About This Event

A painter known for his lush depictions of the upper-class and its social dramas, Tissot moved to London after the fall of the Paris Commune in 1871, living and working abroad for over a decade. From the mid-1870s on, the artist’s work was “haunted”—in the words of Tissot scholar Christopher Wood—by the likeness of Kathleen Newton, a young divorcée who was rumored to be the mother of his illegitimate child. Living with Newton until her untimely death from tuberculosis in 1882 in his home in St. John’s Wood, a suburb of London, Tissot represented her face or figure in the majority of his paintings, prints, and photographs of this time. \ \ The works on display in \'Terra Incognita\' reflect Newton’s influence on Tissot’s work and, more broadly, speak to the evolving and fraught position of women in 19th-century European society.
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