(1609 - 1667)
Charles Poerson was active/lived in France. Charles Poerson is known for religious figure and genre painting.
Biography Charles Poerson
Charles Poerson was a pupil of Simon Vouet, probably being in his studio from around 1632 until 1638. Much of Poerson's work is destroyed or lost, and there are few firm dates in his oeuvre. It is, however, clear that his early work was deeply influenced by that of Vouet.
Poerson adopted the contrapposto* figures of the latter, his sense of movement, play of hands and draperies, and the dynamic quality characteristic of his compositions. Indeed, Poërson seems sometimes to have exaggerated these qualities, as in the crowded composition St Peter Preaching in Jerusalem (Paris, Notre-Dame; sketch or replica, Los Angeles, CA, Co. Mus. A.). This signed and dated work was the May of Notre-Dame (the picture commissioned annual
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