Vouet, Simon

(1590-1649)
   painter
   simon Vouet, who brought italian influences to French baroque painting, was born in Paris and studied with his father, Laurent Vouet, who was the painter of the royal stables of King henry iv. The younger Vouet's talents were evident early on and, after 1604, he became known as a portrait painter during a visit to England. in 1611, he accompanied the French ambassador to Turkey on a visit to Constantinople (Portrait du sultan Mustafa I), and then traveled for 15 years throughout italy. in Rome, he gained great repute, becoming the protégé of Cardinal Barberini and, in Genoa, of the Dorias. He opened a school using live models and, in 1624, became the "prince" of the Academy of saint Luke. Vouet painted genre scenes and religious subjects (La Cène, 1625) and evolved from an initial Caravaggio-like style, which manipulated light and shadow, to a clear and elegant mannerism that shows diverse influences (Bolognese and Venetian), which he easily assimilated. Recalled to France in 1627 and named first painter to the king, he received a multitude of commissions, notably to decorate the châteaux of Chilly, saint-Germain, and Wideville and the mansions of Bullion and saguier. But his glory faded with the arrival of Nicolas poussin in Paris. Vouet, who loved brilliant colors and studied poses brought to France the taste for large compositions and an expressiveness that would become the basis of the academic style.

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  • Vouet, Simon — (1590 1649)    French artist born in Paris to a bourgeois family, his father a painter employed in the French court. In 1604, at 14, Vouet was called to England to render the portrait of a French lady and, in 1611, he accompanied the French… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Vouet, Simon — born Jan. 9, 1590, Paris, France died June 30, 1649, Paris French painter. He formed his style in Italy, where he lived from 1614 to 1627. His early work was influenced by Caravaggio, but works done after 1620 display more idealized figures and… …   Universalium

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  • Vouet, Simon — (9 ene. 1590, París, Francia–30 jun. 1649, París). Pintor francés. Formó su estilo en Italia, donde vivió entre 1614 y 1627. Su obra inicial se vio influida por Caravaggio, pero las obras realizadas con posterioridad a 1620 presentan figuras más… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Simon Vouet — Autoportrait vers 1626 1627 (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon) Naissance 9 j …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Simon — /suy meuhn/; Fr. /see mawonn / for 7, n. 1. the original name of the apostle Peter. Cf. Peter. 2. Simon the Zealot, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4. 3. the Canaanite, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15. 4. a… …   Universalium

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