Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Morning Museum: Georges de la Tour

Georges de la Tour – Tuesday 13 March 1593 Vic-sur-Seille to Friday 30 January 1652 Lunéville

French Baroque Era Painter

The Fortune Teller, probably 1630s

"While an old gypsy crone tells his fortune, a naive youth is robbed by her accomplices, a subject popular among Caravaggesque painters throughout Europe in the 17th century. La Tour's painting can be interpreted as a genre or theatrical scene, or as an allusion to the parable of the prodigal son. It has been variously dated from about 1620 to as late as 1639. The inscription includes the name of the town where La Tour lived, Lunéville in Lorraine." – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last Monday’s Artist – Henri Fantin-Latour
Next Monday’s Artist – Charles Demuth

“Monday Morning Museum” logo created by Adrean Darce Brent

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