Happy Birthday Week, Georges de la Tour
By Artsy Editors
Mar 19, 2013 2:08 pm

This week, we light a candle for Georges de la Tour—or 420 candles, to be exact (and what precise date this week is disputed). Although the French Baroque painter prefered a single light source—a candle, torch, or night light—to achieve his chiaroscuro technique, this week we’ll have to make an exception.