Tissot - Jesus Transported by a Spirit onto a High Mountain
Type of Spiritual Experience
The Artist as Believer – Art, April 5, 2010 Issue by Karen Sue Smith
Although Tissot strove for historical realism, his images of spirits, angels and demons are highly imaginative, as fantastic and modern as a still shot from James Cameron’s “Avatar.” In one of the temptation scenes, “Jesus Transported by a Spirit Onto a High Mountain,” a huge, shadowy figure lifts a shimmering, white-robed Jesus upward, as in flight, through a purple sky.
Jesus Transported by a Spirit onto a High Mountain (Jésus transporté par l'esprit sur une haute montagne), 1886-1894