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Simon Vouet (9 January 1590 - 30 June 1649) was a French painter and draftsman, who helped introduce the Italian Baroque style to France.

A French contemporary, lacking the term "Baroque", said, "In his time the art of painting began to be practiced here in a nobler and more beautiful way than ever before," and the allegory of "Riches" (illustration, right) demonstrates a new heroic sense of volumes, a breadth and confidence without decorative mannerisms. Vouet's new style was distinctly Italian, after his years of study in Italy, from 1613 to 1627, mostly in Rome where the Baroque style was originating in these years, but he also visited Venice, Bologna, where the Carracci family had their academy, and Genoa and Naples. (From Wikipedia)



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Eight Satyrs Admiring the Anamorphosis of an Elephant... - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Eight Satyrs Admiring the Anamorphosis of an Elephant...
Crucifixion - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Crucifixion
Lucretia And Tarquin - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Lucretia And Tarquin
St Mary Magdalene 1623-27 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
St Mary Magdalene 1623-27
Saturn, Conquered by Amor, Venus and Hope 1645-46 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Saturn, Conquered by Amor, Venus and Hope 1645-46
Father Time Overcome by Love, Hope and Beauty 1627 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Father Time Overcome by Love, Hope and Beauty 1627
Toilet of Venus 1628-39 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Toilet of Venus 1628-39
Presentation in the Temple 1640-41 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Presentation in the Temple 1640-41
Sophonisba Receiving the Poisoned Chalice c. 1623 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Sophonisba Receiving the Poisoned Chalice c. 1623
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses (detail-2) c. 1640 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses (detail-2) c. 1640
Mary Magdalen In The House Of Simon - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Mary Magdalen In The House Of Simon
St Catherine 1614-15 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
St Catherine 1614-15
Sleeping Venus 1630-40 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Sleeping Venus 1630-40
Allegory of Virtue c. 1634 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Allegory of Virtue c. 1634
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses (detail-1) c. 1640 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses (detail-1) c. 1640
Allegory of Wealth 1630-35 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Allegory of Wealth 1630-35
Allegory of Peace c. 1627 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Allegory of Peace c. 1627
The Toilet of Venus - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The Toilet of Venus
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses c. 1640 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses c. 1640
St Jerome and the Angel 1620s - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
St Jerome and the Angel 1620s
Virgin and Child - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Virgin and Child
Diana 1637 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Diana 1637
The Fortuneteller 1617 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The Fortuneteller 1617
Birth of the Virgin c. 1620 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Birth of the Virgin c. 1620
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