Georges de La Tour

1593-1652 France/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Georges de La Tour from Vic-sur-Seille in France spent most of his life with his family in Lorraine. He painted mainly in Caravaggio's style with emphasis on chiaroscuro. Some of his images are tenebrist in the description, a term rarely used. There is also an influence of French classicism in his works, mostly of religious and genre subjects. He only produced a small number of pieces, estimated to be roughly forty. The nobility of his time collected his paintings, and he gained the title of 'Painter in Ordinary to the King'. He sadly died along with his wife during an epidemic in 1652.

 

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Blind
Musician

Blind Musician


Cheater

Cheater

Ghironda
Player

Ghironda Player

Fortune
Teller

Fortune Teller

Peasant
Couple

Peasant Couple Eating

Christ in the
Carpenters

Christ in the Carpenter Shop

Payment
of Dues

Payment of Dues

Penitent
Magdalene

Penitent Magdalene

Hurdy Gurdy
Player with Dog

Hurdy Gurdy Player with Dog

Maria
Magdalena

Maria Magdalena

Job Mocked
by his Wife

Job Mocked by his Wife

Portrait of an Old
Man

Portrait of an Old Man

Repentant Saint
Jerome

Repentant Saint Jerome with Bishop

Saint Jacobus
the Younger

Saint Jacobus the Younger

Saint Jerome
Reading a Letter

Saint Jerome Reading a Letter

Portrait of an Old
Woman

Portrait of an Old Woman

Saint Sebastien
Attended-

Saint Sebastien Attended by Saint Irene

Saint Judas
of Thaddaus

Saint Judas of Thaddaus

The Adoration of
the Shepherds

The Adoration of the Shepherds

Saint
Thomas

Saint Thomas

The
Dream

The Dream of Saint Joseph

The
Ecstasy

The Ecstasy of Saint Francis

The Young
Singer

The Young Singer

The
Penitence

The Penitence of Saint Peter

Saint
Thomas

Saint Thomas

Catching
Fleas

Woman Catching Fleas

Boy Blows
a Lamp

Boy Blows into a Lamp

Dice P
layers

Dice Players

Saint
Sebastien

Saint Sebastien Attended by Saint Irene

Quarreling
Musicians

Quarreling Musicians

Education of
the Virgin

Education of the Virgin