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College of Humanities: 'Humanizing Bible Characters'

By Lauren Walker

Bath-sheba Mourns Her Husband

"In an era of Impressionist artists, James Tissot was different.

"His brushstrokes looked painterly up close, but realistic from afar. He preferred painting religious scenes as opposed to Monet’s gardens or Degas’ ballerinas. He garnered massive success and wealth and had many patrons sponsoring his work. A large part of Tissot’s success came from his interpretive approach to painting biblical scenes, going beyond what was explicitly written..."

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