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The Pitfalls of Meritocracy: James J. Tissot's "Prodigal Son" Etchings at the Smart Museum

James J. Tissot (1836-1902), a French artist best known for his paintings of society and fashion, produced a series of images restaging the parable of the Prodigal Son in 1880s England.  I used his cycle of five etchings as part of a class I taugh...

May 28, 2015