I thought: Watercolor. I can handle watercolor. They weren't even very big. I could have stolen 3 off the wall, slipped them in my folder, and walked out of the museum.
It was the middle of the day.
There were other people around.
It all sounded sort of boring boring.
I didn't make it past Joseph leaning over his workbench... looking for Mary... worried because they're only betrothed...
For sure, I didn't make it past the shepherds worshipping the Christ child. You should see the folds in Mary's white robe. You should see the all the faces and the rooster.
Carrying a piece of wood for his father.
Changing water into wine.
Healing the Lepers at Capernaum.
Filling the fishermen's nets.
I couldn't help but have a good cry.
Tissot had the audacity to paint what Christ saw from the cross.
And his angels are sometimes blue (with flames on their foreheads).
Tissot used to paint fashionable women.
He meticulously detailed their fashions.
One day he was in a cathedral at mass and had a vision of Christ.
In the vision, a building had collapsed.
Christ, bloody & scourged, was comforting the survivors.
(He was sitting next to them.)
Tissot's collection took many years of intense study and travel.
When the paintings finally debuted--
They say the visitors cried.
Some of them crawled from painting to painting.
For more go here and BYU's Museum of Art