"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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Works Mentioned:

Shane's blog article on Tissot and the link to his Slideshow of Tissot's paintings:

'James Tissot's "Life of Christ": The Complete Online Gallery and Introduction', In Praise of Follies by Shane Jenkins

"The risqué artist who found God" The Catholic Herald by Laura Freeman

"Jesus, Illustrated: Tissot’s New Testament" The New York Times by Ken Johnson

The Blind Leading the Blind by Tissot

Maltreatments in the House Caiaphus by Tissot

Behold the Man, Ecce Homo by Tissot

Let Him be Crucified by Tissot

What Our Lord Saw from the Cross by Tissot

The Annunciation by Tissot

Jesus Ministered to by Angels by Tissot

The Snow Queen by Vladyslav Yerko

Jesus Carried up to a Pinnacle of the Temple by Tissot

The Grotto of the Agony by Tissot

Christ Retreats to the Mountain at Night by Tissot

Inner Voices (Christ Comforting the Wanderers) by Tissot

A Wild Ride Through the Night by Walter Moers

'“From the Smallest Fragment”: The Archaeology of the Doré Bible' Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide by Sarah C. Schaefer

Word on Fire Bible (Volume 1) The Gospel


What We're Enjoying at the Moment:

Shane: How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

Rachel: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (audiobook read by Richard Armitage)

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