BAROQUE ART

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Georges de la Tour
(1593 - 1652)
 

Georges de la Tour The Cheat (1635) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Georges de la Tour Joseph the Carpenter (c. 1645) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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Nicolas Poussin
(1594 - 1665)
 

Nicolas Poussin The Arcadian Shepherds (1629-1630) oil on canvas
The Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England

Nicolas Poussin The Arcadian Shepherds [Et in Arcadia ego] (c. 1638) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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The Le Nain Brothers
(Early - Mid 1600s)
 

Louis Le Nain Peasant Family in Interior (c. 1640) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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Claude Lorrain[Claude Gellée]
(c. 1600 - 1682)
 

Claude Lorrain [Claude Gellée] Ulysses Returns Chryseis to Her Father (c. 1644) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Claude Lorrain [Claude Gelée] Seaport at Sunset (1650) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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Charles Le Brun
(1619 - 1690)
 

Charles Le Brun Chancellor Séguier on Horseback (1650) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Charles Le Brun Mary Magdalene Renoucing All Earthly Vanities (c. 1650) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

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Philippe de Champaigne
(1602 - 1674)
 

Philippe de Champaigne Cardinal Richelieu (c. 1637) oil on canvas
London, National Gallery

Philippe de Champaigne The Mother Catherine-Agnès Arnault
and the Sister Catherine de Sainte Suzanne de Champaigne (1662) oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre

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Jacques Lemercier
(1585 - 1654)
 

Jacques Lemercier The chapel at the Sorbonne (University of Paris) 1635
With students from The King's Academy - including myself and my daughter Elizabeth (on the right) - 2011
Miles Hodges

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François Mansart
(1598 - 1666)
 

François Mansart Chateau de Maisons, Maisons-Laffitte, garden facade
(Yvelines, France) (1642-1646)
Plazy, History of Art in Pictures, p. 125

François Mansart Val de Grace, church
(the dome was designed, however, by Jacques Lemercier)

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Louis Le Vau
(1612 - 1670)
 

Vaux-le-Vicomte, in Maincy (near Melun southeast of Paris) 1658-1661
(in cooperation with landscape architect André Le Nôtre and painter-decorator Charles Le Brun)

The Château de Versailles - The Court of Honor (the first stage of rebuilding) 1664-1668
(again, he cooperated with Le Nôtre and Le Brun)

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Jules Hardouin-Mansart
(1646 - 1708)
 

Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Louis Le Vau  Château of Versailles, garden facade (1669-1685)

Jules Hardouin-Mansart Church of the Hôtel des Invalides, Paris (1676)

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Other French Baroque Artists
 

Hyacinthe Rigaud Louis XIV (1701) oil on canvas
Paris, Musée du Louvre

Pierre Puget Milon of Croton (1670-1683) marble
Commissioned by Louis XIV for the Grounds of Versailles
Paris, Musée du Louvre

English Baroque Artists
 

Christopher Wren Saint Paul's Cathedral, London (1675-1708)

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Miles H. Hodges - 2014