Daily Dose of Art #25: Georges de La Tour – Cheat with the Ace of Clubs (c. 1634)

Even without reading the title, it is obvious what is going on. The man on the right shows us the ace of clubs he’s hiding behind his back. The two women (a maidservant and a courtesan) on the left work with him to win the card game (and the money) from the rich woman on the right. The lighting and colours are beautiful, but it is the eyes that do the trick.

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