Simon Vouet
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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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Sleeping Venus 1630-40 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Sleeping Venus 1630-40
The Toilet of Venus - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The Toilet of Venus
Allegory of Wealth 1630-35 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Allegory of Wealth 1630-35
Allegory of Virtue c. 1634 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Allegory of Virtue c. 1634
St Jerome and the Angel 1620s - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
St Jerome and the Angel 1620s
The Fortuneteller 1617 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The Fortuneteller 1617
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 Peace c. 1627 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Allegory of Peace c. 1627
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses c. 1640 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Parnassus or Apollo and the Muses c. 1640
Virgin and Child - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Virgin and Child
Diana 1637 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Diana 1637
Birth of the Virgin c. 1620 - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Birth of the Virgin c. 1620

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