Georges de La Tour

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Flammarion, Oct 7, 1993 - Art - 318 pages
Georges de La Tour ranks with Vermeer and the Le Nain brothers among those seventeenth-century painters whose unmistakable talent is matched only by the aura of mystery that surrounds the artists themselves. Jacques Thuillier's groundbreaking monograph, first published in 1993, places La Tour's oeuvre in the specific context of the Lorraine region where he lived and worked, but also repositions La Tour alongside the greatest European masters. Available for the first time in paperback, this beautifully designed volume, complete with an illustrated catalogue raisonné and translations of key documentary sources, remains the essential reference work on this important and fascinating artist.

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Now recognized as one of the preeminent figures of French art, the great 17th-century Lorrainese painter was almost completely unknown to historians until early in this century. Even today, La Tour ... Read full review

Contents

The World of Lorraine
14
Apprenticeship
23
The Return to Lorraine
36
Copyright

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Thuillier is a world-renowned specialist on seventeenth-century art and a professor at the College de France.

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