Essay about Allegory Of Geometry By Laurent De La Hyre

1036 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
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. Since La Hyre did not receive any formal training he did get taught by his father where, La Hyre learned drawing, perspective, and architecture.”(5). La Hyre was mainly taught by his father, but his father passed away when La Hyre was just 16 years old. La Hyre “at that time was fully committed to a life as an artist”(3), so much that he…

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