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Tissot's decision to remain on the fringes of the Impressionist movement and avoid being an official part of their collective limited the level of focus that his career received, leaving us with an unclear opinion on his own personality.

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For a long time the imagination of the Christian world has been led astray by the fancies of artists.

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Tissot's personality is elusive. There is little to go on, and much of what there is seems quite contradictory. He has been described as both cool and passionate, carefree and neurotic, arch and sincere, sophisticated and superstitious, sociable and reclusive.

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