Art Explained: The Repentant Magdalene

Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) was a French Baroque painter best known for painting religious and genre scenes. Influenced by the work of Caravaggio, La Tour relied on the stark contrasts of light and dark (chiaroscuro). Unlike Caravaggio, who usually placed his source of light outside of the frame, La Tour placed it within, frequently … Continue reading Art Explained: The Repentant Magdalene