Vouet Simon (Vouet Simon)( French painter, portrait painter and decorator.)
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Born in Paris on January 9, 1590. Studied with his father, Laurent Vouet. As a young man visited England, where he made the first significant success in the field of portrait painting. In 1611 Vouet accompanied the French ambassador to Constantinople, and Sanz during this trip painted a portrait of the sultan. Returning from the Orient, he remained for fifteen years in Italy, where he worked under orders of the Barberini family, and Doria in Rome and Genoa. Study of Italian painting had a tremendous influence on the formation of his style. In 1627 Louis XIII asked Vouet France, and the rest of his life the artist lived in Paris, working on the decoration of churches and palaces (known for his decorative works mainly engravings M. Doreen). One of his best works - decorative compositions in the palace of Cardinal Richelieu, Palais Cardinal (later the Palais-Royal). Painting Vouet relating to mature period of his work reflects the influence of the Italian Baroque. His students continued to work in different styles, which combine modern scholars called grande manire ( 'big style'). Vouet died in Paris June 30, 1649.