Great Paintings: The Penitent Magdalen by Georges de La Tour

The Penitent Magdalen
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Among Baroque painters, French artist Georges de La Tour stands out as one of the most accomplished painters of his time. De La Tour’s work is exceptional, rich in shadow, light, and deep, jewel-toned colors. Like most Baroque artists, de La Tour was interested in experimenting with light, and his primary subject was religious scenes.