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Simon Vouet
La Crucifixion
Date first half of 17th century Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 216 x 146 cm (85 x 57.5 in) cjr
ID: 81859

Simon Vouet La Crucifixion
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Simon Vouet

b. 1590, Paris, d. 1649, Paris.French painter and draughtsman. Although at the time regarded as one of the leading French painters of the first half of the 17th century, he is now known more for his influence on French painting than for his actual oeuvre. He made his reputation in Italy, where he executed numerous portraits for aristocratic patrons and was commissioned for religious subjects. Although the early Italian works show the influence of Caravaggio, his work was subsequently modified by the Baroque style of such painters as Lanfranco and the influence of the Venetian use of light and colour.  Related Paintings of Simon Vouet :. | Diana | Detail of Apollo and the Muses | Psyche betrachtet den schlafenden Amor | Magdalene | Hesselin Virgin and Child |
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