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Georges de La Tour (Georges du Mesnil Latour, b. 1593, Vic-sur-Seille/Lorraine, France; d. 1653, Lunéville/Meurthe-et-Moselle, France) was a Baroque painter. He painted night pictures by candlelight. In 1639 he became court painter to the king. Famous works are: "The Hurdy-Gurdy Player," 1630; "The False Player," 1635; "The Woman with the Flea," 1640; "St. Mary Magdalene Meditating Before a Skull," 1640/45.

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  • 01. Feb 04. May
    Richelieu Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Köln
  • 01. Nov 07. Feb 1999
    Die Nacht Haus der Kunst, München '