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Notes April 5, 2011 Georges da La Tour (1593-1652) we do not know about his training - never went to Italy - unique interpretation of caravagios style G. von Honthorst; "The Fortuneteller," n.d. - Erie image - Treatment of flesh looks mask/wax like, mannequins cf.: Caravaggio, "The Gypsy Fortuneteller," c. 1594 "The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds," n.d. - 1619 - Extreme self consciousness  - Embraces caravagios realism, doesn’t turn them into everday people because of their trance like  quality and no flesh and bones "Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1640-50 "S. Joseph the Carpenter," c. 1640-50 - Nobility and serenity are dominant, something surreal  - Approaches the style of poussin, works are opposite to each other though (ampithetical)  - He is all about people, poussin is about landscape - Christ child symbolizes hope and redemption - Artificial ora of lighting "Mary Magdalen," c. 1640 - Flame has graceful lyricism 
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- May have had some special significance, did at least 4  - Counterreformations emphasizing you can repent and god will forgive you - Skulls symbols of mortality, brains empty case - Mirror, symbol of vanity "The Penitent Magdalen," 1638-43 "The Newborn," 1630 - Might be a religious subject  - Characteristic of him supernatural calmness pervading this picture - Classical composure, sense of realism and genre,  - Caravagio contrast, close ups, surface realism does with a new control/restraint "S. Sebastian Attended by S. Irene," c. 1648
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2011 for the course ARH 4350 taught by Professor Zaho during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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