Details: This poster is of a detail from The Penitent Magdalene, by Georges de La Tour. The detail shows a candle reflected in a mirror.
Georges de La Tour (March 13, 1593, Vic-sur-Seille - January 30, 1652, Lunéville) was a painter, who spent most of his working life in the Duchy of Lorraine, which became part of France the year before his death. He painted mostly religious scenes lit by candlelight, and after centuries of posthumous obscurity became one of the most highly regarded of French 17th century artists in the 20th century. His early work shows influences from Caravaggio, probably via his Dutch followers. La Tour is best known for the nocturnal light effects. His work moves during his career towards greater simplicity and stillness. He often painted several variations on the same subjects, and his surviving output is relatively small.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.