Venus

The Toilet of Venus

circa 1640

Why is it canonical?

Vouet was the leading painter of his time, following years as the leading French painter in Rome. Owing to this, his early work demonstrates a strong influence of Caravaggio. However, once recalled to France and working as an official painter to the kind there, he developed his own bright, flowing style as seen here.

Creators

Simon Vouet

Locations

France

Periods

Louis XIV Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

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Venus

Simon Vouet, The Toilet of Venus

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