Simon Vouet
Portrait

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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Saint Agnes - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Saint Agnes
The Penitent Magdalen - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The Penitent Magdalen
Heavenly Charity - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Heavenly Charity
The head of an old woman, veiled, in profile to the... - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The head of an old woman, veiled, in profile to the...
Woman Playing the Guitar - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Woman Playing the Guitar
Self-Portrait - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Self-Portrait
La Cene - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
La Cene
An angel looking up to the left - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
An angel looking up to the left
Head Of The Virgin - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
Head Of The Virgin
The Virgin and Child - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
The Virgin and Child
A woman looking up to the left, three-quarter-length - Simon Vouet - www.simon-vouet.org
A woman looking up to the left, three-quarter-length

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