Museum Paper on Fortune Teller

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1MUSEUM PAPERFortune Telleris among one of the masterpiece byGeorges de La Tour. The paintingmost likely seems to be in 1630’s however there is a controversy regarding the date of thepainting. Whereas, in case of ‘where are we going?’ Paul Gauguin described the figures ofthe painting as debating the doubts of human existence given and theblue idolin the paintingrepresents “the Beyond.”The old woman at the far left in the painting, as well as in Paul’simaginary, seemed to be “close to death” as she had accepted her destiny with acquiescence.Georges de La Tour signed the canvas at top right which made viewers and critics identifythat La Tour was painting inLunévillein Lorraine at the time he painted theFortune Teller.However, Paul received late fame; he modified himself from being a painter who onlypainted when he felt like and became a professional painter after he failed to sustain hiscareer as an agent in the year of 1880. In the year of 1650, in the posthumous recording ofJean-Baptiste de Bretagnein Paris, the ‘fortune teller’ got its first fame (Miller andStephanie). However, Gauguin’s painting ‘where are we going?’ portrays the manifesto thatthe artist painted and created, while living on the island of Tahiti. The value of the painting of‘fortune teller’ was of 30 livres. In the year of 1879, it was recorded for the second time inthe posthumous recording ofÉdouard Lemonnier de Lorièreafter his death in the same year.Whereas in case of ‘where are we going’ Gauguin was known as the master of self-encouragement was always cautious and conscious about his image as a front line artist. It isknown that the daughter of late Édouard Lemonnier de Lorière’s became the owner of thepainting ‘Fortune Teller’ until the year of 1921 (Cairns). After that her son, General Jacquesde Gastines took the ownership of the painting. After he died in the year of 1948, the picturewas sold to Wildenstein, and in 1960, attained by the MMA. The painting overall was thecomposition alike theOld Gypsynarrating the fortune of a Lady byJacques de Gheyn II. Onthe other hand, Gauguin completed ‘Where are we going?’ at a enthusiastic rate, suspected tobe within a month’s time, and even claimed that he had visited the mountains to have
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