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Eye Candy for Today: Tissot’s Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek, James Jacques Joseph Tissot
Hide and Seek, James Jacques Joseph Tissot

My fascination with this painting by Tissot (an underrated painter in my opinion), in not so much the ostensible subjects of the children playing as their mother reads, but the play of light among the wonderfully tactile surfaces and objects in this fascinating space, which is in the artist’s studio.

The original is in the National Gallery of Art, D.C. You can access a high-resolution version here, on the WikiPaintings site.

See my previous post on Tissot.

Hide and Seek, NGA D.C.

On WikiPaintings, with high-res version here

My previous post on Tissot


3 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Tissot’s Hide and Seek”

  1. Lorette Avatar

    Enjoyed reading everything about Tissot, including the watch.

    Is there any record of any Bible translation (The King James perhaps?) Jacques Joseph Tissot used to get his scriptural information from, in order to paint all the relevant works?

    I agree when ‘between 1886 and 1894 Tissot made a series on the life of Christ, he meant that in previous centuries the true Christ had been obscured by the “fancies” of artists.’

    Inspired by the Song of Solomon (Shir hash- Shirim): “My dear one is resembling a gazelle or the young of the stags. Look! This one is standing behind our wall, gazing through the windows, glancing through the lattices.” (Jésus regardant à travers le treillis.)

  2. Thanks, Lorette. Here’s my post on Tissot’s Life of Christ.