Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not Only a Girl's Best Friend

The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds, c.1647 by Georges de la Tour, Musee du Louvre, Paris.

It does not look like anyone at this table is playing by the rules especially the fellow with the extra cards behind his back. The background is totally dark but the clothing stands out and looks more rich because of it. de la Tour lit most of his paintings with candlelight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This painting is beyond fascinating to me. Thank you for sharing it and also thank you for maintaining this page!

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