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My Father-in-Law


Portrait of Simon Vouet (1665)

Oil on canvas (63 x 52 cm)

Chateau de Versailles

Quite unlike the many dazzling portraits of worthies shown to their best advantage by flattering regalia, the artist eliminated every single superfluous feature here, in order to concentrate on the sitter’s almost hypnotic stare. 311 more words

French Artists

Venus and Adonis

SIMON VOUET (1590-1649)

Venus and Adonis (c.1640)

Oil on canvas (130 x 94 cm)

Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

In the tale of Venus and Adonis ( 323 more words

French Artists

The Virgin and Child

SIMON VOUET (1590-1649)

The Madonna Adoring the Christ Child (1623-26)

Oil on canvas 118 x 132 cm

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Simon Vouet is one of the most important French painters of the XVIIth. 347 more words

French Artists

Time Defeated by Hope and Beauty

his hourglass, tipped on its side
by his scythe, out of reach

at the edge of a precipice
near the end of the buoyant woodland, 113 more words