Henry Zaidan

James Tissot, (1836–1902)
What Our Lord Saw from the Cross, between 1886 and 1894

Gouache over graphite on gray-green wove paper
24.8 × 23 cm (9.7 × 9 in)
Brooklyn Museum

Jacques Joseph Tissot (15 October 1836–8 August 1902), Anglicized as James Tissot, was a French painter and illustrator. He was a successful painter of Paris society before moving to London in 1871. He became famous as a genre painter of fashionably dressed women shown in various scenes of everyday life. He also painted scenes and characters from the Bible. More on James Tissot

Hanging on the Cross in agony, Jesus remembered His Mother, and indicating the Apostle John He said to her: Woman, behold thy son. After that, He said to John: Behold thy mother. And so, providing for His Mother, He breathed His last…

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Hugh Joseph Ward (American, 1909–1945)
Desert Madness

Oil on canvas
20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm)
Private collection

Hugh Joseph Ward (March 8, 1909 — February 7, 1945), is primarily known for the “Spicy” cover art he did for pulp magazines. His paintings for these covers almost always portrayed a beautiful woman (often modeled by his lovely wife Viola) fleeing for her life from a thug or some fiendish monster or another, sometimes in little more than her under garments…

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