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Diana Leaving for the Hunt

Simon Vouet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 622

This painting epitomizes the austere classicism and jewel tones of Vouet’s mature career. Following his return to Paris from Rome in 1627, he set up a large studio that would train many of the French Royal Academy’s leading painters. Vouet rigorously adhered to ancient ideals during this period. The sobriety and simplicity of form were a means of reformulating Italian precedents and establishing French art as a major contender on the European stage.

Diana Leaving for the Hunt, Simon Vouet (French, Paris 1590–1649 Paris), Oil on canvas

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