Laurent de La Hyre
(French, 1606 - 1656)
This person is associated with: Baroque, Classicism

French classical painter.

In La Hyre's younger years, his works were influenced by Caravaggio, but he later switched his dark palette to much clearer colours. Indeed, along with Le Sueur, he became the leader of Atticism, a French school active in the middle of the century within classicism, which aimed to go further than Poussin in reproducing the purity of the Antique style, with the addition of bright Venetian colours. However, the movement did not outlive the death of Le Sueur in 1655 and of La Hyre the following year. In the last decade of his life, he also painted landscapes with ruins in the manner of Claude Lorrain.

He was one of the twelve founding members ("the Twelve Elders") of the French Academy of Painting on 1 February 1648 (directly appointed professor).

He taught painting to Jean-Baptiste Martin.

Name:Laurent de La Hyre
Dates:1606 - 1656
Nationality:French
Sex:Male
This artist has 84 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)31 artworks
Private collection13 artworks
Musée Magnin(France - Dijon)3 artworks
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles(United States - Los Angeles)3 artworks
Musée Fabre(France - Montpellier)3 artworks
Walters Art Museum - Baltimore(United States - Baltimore, Maryland)2 artworks
Musée de Grenoble(France - Grenoble)2 artworks
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum - Budapest(Hungary - Budapest)2 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras(France - Arras)2 artworks
Chrysler Museum of Art - Norfolk (Va)(United States - Norfolk, Virginia)1 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims(France - Reims)1 artworks

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Explanation:
This person died over 70 years ago (in 1656).