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All Maurice quentin de la tour 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

ID Image  Painting (From A to Z)       Details 
Henry Dawkins, Maurice quentin de la tour
 Henry Dawkins   mk171 circa 1750 Pastel on paper,mounted on canvs 66.7x53.3cm
Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene, Maurice quentin de la tour
 Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene   early 1630s cyf
Self-Portrait, Maurice quentin de la tour
 Self-Portrait   mk52 c.1735 Pastel on paper 61.5x50.5cm Uffizi,Florence
Self-Portrait Wearing a Jobot, Maurice quentin de la tour
 Self-Portrait Wearing a Jobot   mk52 c.1751 Pastel on paper 64x53cm Musee de Picardie,Amiens

Maurice quentin de la tour
1704-88 French pastellist. He was one of the greatest pastellists of the 18th century, an equal of Jean-Sim?on Chardin and Jean-Baptiste Perronneau. Unlike them, however, he painted no works in oils. Reacting against the stately portraits of preceding generations and against the mythological portraits of many of his contemporaries, La Tour returned to a more realistic and sober style of work. The fundamental quality of his art lies in his ability to suggest the temperament and psychology of his subjects by means of their facial expression, and thereby to translate their fugitive emotions on to paper: 'I penetrate into the depths of my subjects without their knowing it, and capture them whole', as he himself put it. His considerable success led to commissions from the royal family, the court, the rich bourgeoisie and from literary, artistic and theatrical circles.

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