"Men reverently doffed their hats; women wept and knelt before the pictures, and some even crawled like penitents through the show."
Jesus, Illustrated: Tissot’s New Testament" by Ken Johnson
In this episode, Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins, who was previously on our Risking Enchantment episode 'Time and T.S. Eliot: Modern and Eternal Poetry'. In this episode they discuss the life and work of painter James Tissot. Once famous for his paintings of materialistic extravagance, Tissot had a profound and dramatic conversion in the middle of his life, after which he dedicated his life to chronicling the whole of the life of Christ through painting. In the episode Shane and Rachel discuss the various elements of his work that particularly interested him, and also offer a counterpoint to his work in the work of Gustave Dore. Also discussed is the need for art to accompany the Bible's words, and the newly published Word on Fire Bible.
We would like to take this time to thank you for listening to Risking Enchantment this year and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod
Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Shane Jenkins
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