La Tour Georges de
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La Tour Georges de

Georges de la Tour (1593‚Äď1652) was a french painter widely reputed for his ability to paint atmospheric light and moving spiritual scenes. While his early works were painted in a Mannerist style, de la Tour would later fall heavily under the influence of Caravaggio and his use of chiaroscuro. At the peak of his career, he painted dramatically candlelit interior scenes; later on, de la Tour dramatically simplified his forms and subjects, preserving only essential details. This stylistic change gave his work a quality of abstraction unique for its time. De la Tour‚Äôs patrons and clients were usually from the wealthier classes and in 1639, he was appointed to the position of ‚ÄúPeintre du Roi,‚ÄĚ or the painter of the king.

 

 

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