Georges de La Tour: The Status of Scholarship
Date of Award
Masters Research Paper
Art & Art History
M. E. Warlick
Georges du Mesnil de La Tour 1593-1652, Painters, France, Biography, Painting, Modern, 17th century
Seventeenth-century French painter, Georges de La Tour, was a forgotten artist. His rediscovery in the nineteenth century set off a firestorm of research and a hunt to find more works by the artist. One problem after another arose as scholars attempted to define the artist by his works, his style, and the remnants of his personal history. There remains a volume of contradictory reports, authentication issues, and new scientific techniques which continue to influence study on the artist.
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Wimmer, Maria Rose, "Georges de La Tour: The Status of Scholarship" (2011). Art and Art History: Master's Research Papers. 283.