Hyre, Laurent de la

(1606-1656)
   French painter; one of the founding members of the French Academy (1648). La Hyre's early works were influenced by Francesco Primaticcio and the Fontainebleau School, this followed by a Caravaggist phase. In his mature years, he adopted a more classicized style similar to that of Nicolas Poussin and Eustache Le Seur, his competitor. The elongated forms of his Hercules and Omphale (c. 1638; Heidelberg, Kurpfâlzisches Museum) and their overstated poses belong to La Hyre's Mannerist stage. His Allegory of the Regency of Anne of Austria (1648; Versailles, Musée du Château) is a mature work with rich tones of blue, red, and gold common to his art. The work is an allegory of the Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years' War. It shows France seated and crowned by Victory. Peace, depicted as a young boy, burns the weapons and armors of war, while the hovering Fame blows her trumpet to announce the end of hostilities and France's victory. To the same period belongs his Cornelia Refusing the Crown of Ptolemy (1646; Budapest, Museum of Fine Art), a scene filled with classicized figures and setting, the story told through elegant rhetorical gestures. La Hyre also rendered a number of poetic landscapes, among them Diana and Her Nymphs (1644; Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum) and Laban Searching Jacob's Baggage for the Stolen Idols (1647; Paris, Louvre). These works were rendered at a time when landscape was becoming as important as other genres, and La Hyre did much to contribute to its rise.

Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. . 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Laurent de La Hyre — Laurent de La Hyre: Cornelia rechaza la corona de los Tolomeos, 1646 (Museo de Bellas Artes de Budapest). Laurent de La Hyre (París, 27 de febrero de 1606 28 de diciembre de 1656) fue un pintor barroco francés …   Wikipedia Español

  • Laurent de La Hire — Theseus und Aithra Laurent de La Hyre (27. Februar 1606 in Paris; † 28. Dezember 1656) war ein französischer Maler des Barock. Er war ein Schüler von Georges Lallemant und studierte die Arbeiten von Francesc …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Laurent De La Hyre — Pour les articles homonymes, voir La Hire. Thésée et Éthra Laurent de La Hyre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laurent de La Hire — Laurent de La Hyre Pour les articles homonymes, voir La Hire. Thésée et Éthra Laurent de La Hyre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laurent de La Hyre — (February 27, 1606 December 28, 1656) was a French Baroque painter, born in Paris.He became a pupil of Georges Lallemand and studied the works of Primaticcio at Fontainebleau, but never visited Italy. La Hyre is associated with the transitional… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurent — may refer to:Geography* Bas Saint Laurent * Boulevard Saint Laurent (Gatineau), now called Boulevard des Allumettières * Laurent, South Dakota * Louis Saint Laurent * Saint Laurent (borough) * Saint Laurent Cartierville * Saint Laurent de Condel… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurent de La Hyre — Pour les articles homonymes, voir La Hire. L adoration des bergers 1635 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laurent de La Hyre — Theseus und Aithra Laurent de La Hyre (* 27. Februar 1606 in Paris; † 28. Dezember 1656) war ein französischer Maler des Barock. Er war ein Schüler von Georges Lallemant und studierte die Arbeiten von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LA HYRE (L. de) — LA HYRE LAURENT DE (1606 1656) Peintre français des débuts du classicisme. Laurent de La Hyre est d’abord formé dans un milieu maniériste: son apprentissage s’est fait à Fontainebleau devant les ouvrages de Rosso et de Primatice (il est un de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • La Hyre —   [la iːr], Laurent de, französischer Maler, * Paris 27. 2. 1606, ✝ ebenda 28. 12. 1656; war zunächst vom Manierismus der Schule von Fontainebleau beeinflusst und wurde dann zu einem der bedeutendsten Vertreter des Classicisme. Er malte… …   Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.