Allegory Of Geometry By Laurent De La Hyre Analysis

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Allegory of Geometry” by Laurent de La Hyre, which was made in oil on canvas 1649. The painting is signed by La Hyre on the lower center part of the painting along with the date created. La Hyre is a French painter who was “born in Feb. 27, 1606, in Paris, France”(1) and later “died in Dec. 28, 1656, in Paris”(1). La Hyre is famous painter who is known for painting in the French Baroque style and for painting in the Classicism style. La Hyre’s “paintings reflects the influence of Vouet, Poussin, and Claude.” (2) due to his famous classicism style and sticking to paintings from historic events, but unlike Poussin he painting fantasy and mythological scenes like Rubens. Like Caravaggio, La Hyre did not “received any formal education either in a school or in a university” (3) and became talented via his father who taught La Hyre the style he preferred.
La Hyre is not a first generation painter, but “he was the son of the painter Étienne de La Hire (c. 1583–1643)”(1) who followed the styles of George Lallemont and Orazio Gentileschi. La Hyre’s father was a “minor painter who was active in Poland”(5) who was a major influence on La Hyre.
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These series of paintings were painted in “between 1649 and 1650”(7) which were painted in order to “decorate the Paris residence of Gedeon Tallemant, a member of the Council of State under Louis XIV.”(7) The king was not an adult at the time La Hyre was hired. La Hyre was actually “commission and under the guardianship of his mother, Anne of Austria.”(7) There is not an exact number of paintings that were painted for the king, but what is known is that at this age there has been “nine paintings that belonged to the original group”(7), but it has not been confirmed for sure the exact amount of paintings done in this set for the

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