Georges de La Tour, 1640 - The Penitent Magdalen - fine art print

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The Penitent Magdalen is an artwork created by the French painter Georges de La Tour in 1640. The 380 years old artwork measures the size 52 1/2 x 40 1/4 in (133,4 x 102,2 cm) and was painted on the medium oil on canvas. Nowadays, this work of art forms part of the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. With courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1978 (public domain). : Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1978. On top of that, alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with a ratio of 1 : 1.4, meaning that the length is 29% shorter than the width. Georges de La Tour was a male painter of French nationality, whose style can mainly be classified as Baroque. The artist was born in the year 1593 in Vic-sur-Seille, Grand Est, France and died at the age of 60 in 1653.

What does the original artwork description of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art state about this work of art painted by Georges de La Tour? (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A sinner, perhaps a courtesan, Mary Magdalen was a witness of Christ who renounced the pleasures of the flesh for a life of penance and contemplation. She is shown with a mirror, symbol of vanity; a skull, emblem of mortality; and a candle that probably stands for her spiritual enlightenment. The style of La Tour, a native of the duchy of Lorraine in eastern France, is much indebted to Caravaggesque painting. The contrast of candlelight and shadow, the pure geometry of form, and the meditative mood characterize the pictures for which he is famous.

Background information on the piece of art

Work of art name: "The Penitent Magdalen"
Categorization of the artpiece: painting
General term: classic art
Artwork century: 17th century
Artpiece year: 1640
Approximate age of artwork: over 380 years
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Original size: 52 1/2 x 40 1/4 in (133,4 x 102,2 cm)
Museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Artwork license: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1978
Creditline of artwork: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1978

Artist information

Name: Georges de La Tour
Alternative names: La Tour Georges Dumesnil, La Tour Georges du Mesnil de, La Tour, La Tour Georges du Mesnil, g. de la tour, Georges de La Tour, De La Tour Georges du Mesnil, La Tour Claude du Menil de, La Tur Zhorzh dʹo, La Tour Ménil, De La Tour Claude du Menil, de la Tour, Tour Georges de la, latour georges, Sr. Latour, La Tour Dumesnil, Georges Du Mesnil La Tour, Georges du Mesnil de La Tour, Latour, georges latour, De La Tour Georges, Du Mesnil de La Tour Georges, La Tour Georges de
Gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Jobs: painter
Country of origin: France
Artist classification: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Lifespan: 60 years
Born in the year: 1593
Birthplace: Vic-sur-Seille, Grand Est, France
Died in the year: 1653
Place of death: Luneville, Grand Est, France

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Item background data

Print product type: wall art
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: digital printing
Provenance: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Intended product usage: wall décor, wall decoration
Alignment of the image: portrait format
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.4 length : width
Image ratio implication: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available choices: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper): 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Frame: please note that this art copy is not framed

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