GEORGES DE LATOUR (La Tour Georges de)( French painter)
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Biography GEORGES DE LATOUR (La Tour Georges de)
Born in Vic-sur-ized in Lorraine, and lived near Luneville until his death on Jan. 30, 1652. The master's, forgotten after his death, was re-opened only in 1940-ies. For his paintings characterized by a strict geometrical composition and intensity of religious feeling. In addition to several documents containing information about his marriage in 1621, the appointment of an official artist of Luneville in 1644, and the principal painter of the king in 1646, we do not have any information about the life of the master. None of his works can not be dated with certainty.
Latour paintings are usually a candle-lit night scenes, written in the style of Caravaggio. The artist liked to depict biblical characters in the guise of beggars and peasants. Typical of his works are such works as a newborn (Rennes, Museum of Fine Arts), The Adoration of the Shepherds (Louvre), The Martyrdom of St.. Sebastian (Berlin - Dahlem, Staatliche Museen), Dun Magdalene (New York, Metropolitan).