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1593-1652

French Baroque Painter

Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) was a French Baroque painter who was renowned for his masterful use of chiaroscuro, a technique that uses strong contrasts of light and shadow to create a dramatic effect.

De La Tour was born in the town of Vic-sur-Seille in the Lorraine region of France. He was the eldest son of a baker, and it is believed that his family had some degree of financial security. As a young man, he was trained in the studio of the local painter, Jacques Bellange, who was known for his Mannerist style.

De La Tour's early works show the influence of Bellange's Mannerist style, but he soon developed his own style, characterized by the use of strong contrasts of light and shadow. He is best known for his religious paintings, which often depict scenes of everyday life, such as The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds and The Fortune Teller.

In the 1630s, De La Tour's career was disrupted by the Thirty Years War, which brought turmoil to the region. He moved to Paris in 1639 and gained the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu. He painted a number of works for the Cardinal, including The Penitent Magdalen and St. Joseph the Carpenter.

De La Tour's later works show a greater interest in naturalism and realism. He continued to use chiaroscuro, but his paintings became less dramatic and more contemplative. He died in Lunéville in 1652, leaving behind a legacy as one of the greatest French painters of the 17th century.

De La Tour's work was largely forgotten after his death, and it was not until the 20th century that his paintings were rediscovered and recognized for their importance. Today, his works can be found in many of the world's greatest art museums, including the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.

In addition to his influence on the Baroque style, De La Tour's use of chiaroscuro had a profound impact on later artists, including Caravaggio and Rembrandt. His work continues to be celebrated for its technical mastery and emotional depth.

11 Georges de La Tour Paintings

Magdalen with the Smoking Flame, c.1640 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

Magdalen with the Smoking Flame c.1640

Oil Painting
$1463
Canvas Print
$59.95
SKU: GDT-4600
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 117 x 91.7 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

The Fortune Teller, c.1635 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

The Fortune Teller c.1635

Oil Painting
$2732
Canvas Print
$62.29
SKU: GDT-4601
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 102 x 123.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

St Peter Repentant, 1645 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

St Peter Repentant 1645

Oil Painting
$1480
Canvas Print
$61.74
SKU: GDT-4602
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 114 x 95 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Old Woman, c.1618/19 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

Old Woman c.1618/19

Oil Painting
$1406
Canvas Print
$50.01
SKU: GDT-4603
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 91.4 x 60 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Old Man, c.1618/19 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

Old Man c.1618/19

Oil Painting
$1385
Canvas Print
$50.01
SKU: GDT-4604
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 91 x 60.3 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

St. Joseph, the Carpenter, c.1640 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

St. Joseph, the Carpenter c.1640

Oil Painting
$1284
Canvas Print
$55.94
SKU: GDT-11460
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 137 x 102 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Saint Joseph and the Angel (The Dream of St. Joseph), c.1635/40 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

Saint Joseph and the Angel (The Dream of St. Joseph) c.1635/40

Oil Painting
$1385
Canvas Print
$66.56
SKU: GDT-13566
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 93 x 81 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, c.1630/34 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs c.1630/34

Oil Painting
$2982
Canvas Print
$50.01
SKU: GDT-17591
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 97.8 x 156.2 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA

Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene, c.1630/35 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene c.1630/35

Oil Painting
$1944
Canvas Print
$56.64
SKU: GDT-17592
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 104.8 x 139.4 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA

Smoker, 1646 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

Smoker 1646

Oil Painting
$1105
Canvas Print
$65.87
SKU: GDT-18985
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 70.8 x 61.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds, c.1635 by Georges de La Tour | Painting Reproduction

The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds c.1635

Oil Painting
$2948
Canvas Print
$55.26
SKU: GDT-19163
Georges de La Tour
Original Size: 106 x 146 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

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