Saturday, January 18, 2014

Rococo Pastel Portraits by French artist Maurice Quentin de La Tour 1704-1788


Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Marie Fel


I penetrated into the depths of my Their subjects without knowing it, and capture them whole. - Maurice-Quentin de La Tour

Delatour initially apprenticed as a painter; but he was seduced by immediacy & amp; rapid execution of pastel. In Paris, he learned about new medium "pastel" made popular by a young Venetian artist Rosalba Carriera. Delatour ADOPTED pastel as the only medium of His portraits. Finished pastels Emerged as a format for elite portraiture in France in the late 1600s. By the1700s, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour was among the most Celebrated pastel portraitists. His success led to commissions from the royal family, the French court, the bourgeoisie, plus artistic & amp; intellectual circles.



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Mademoiselle Ferrand



 Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Mary Magdalene Mazade wife of Gaspard Antoine Grima of Reyniere



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Madame Rouille de l Estangleterre



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Madame de Mondonville



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Mademoiselle Salle



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Marie Josephe of Saxony



 Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Anne Charlotte de Batilly Marquise de Courcy



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Marie Josephe of Saxony



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Jeanne Elisabeth de geer Baroness Tuyll



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Woman with Mask



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) Madame de la Poupliniere



Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French artist, 1704-1788) A Woman