French painterDied when: 76 years 356 days (923 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Claude Vignon (19 May 1593 – 10 May 1670) was a French painter, printmaker and illustrator who worked in a wide range of genres.
During a period of study in Italy, he became exposed to many new artistic currents, in particular through the works of Caravaggio and his followers, Guercino, Guido Reni and Annibale Caracci.
A prolific artist, his work has remained enigmatic, contradictory and hard to define within a single term or style.His mature works are vibrantly coloured, splendidly lit and often extremely expressive.
Vignon worked in a fluent technique, resulting in an almost electric brushwork.He particularly excelled in the rendering of textiles, gold and precious stones.
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