Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (August 29, 1780 - January 14, 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres' portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy.

A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugene Delacroix. His exemplars, he once explained, were "the great masters which flourished in that century of glorious memory when Raphael set the eternal and incontestable bounds of the sublime in art ... I am thus a conservator of good doctrine, and not an innovator." Nevertheless, modern opinion has tended to regard Ingres and the other Neoclassicists of his era as embodying the Romantic spirit of his time, while his expressive distortions of form and space make him an important precursor of modern art.

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Self Portrait - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Self Portrait
Pierre François Bernier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Pierre François Bernier
Charles Thomas Thruston - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles Thomas Thruston
The Alexandre Lethiere Family - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Alexandre Lethiere Family
Baron Jacques Marquet de Montbreton de Norvins - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Baron Jacques Marquet de Montbreton de Norvins
Madame Philibert Rivière, née Marie-Françoise-Jacquette... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Philibert Rivière, née Marie-Françoise-Jacquette...
Antiochus and Stratonice 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Antiochus and Stratonice 2
Franz Adolf von Stuerler - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Franz Adolf von Stuerler
Philbert Riviere - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Philbert Riviere
Portrait of a Man, possible Edmé Bochet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Portrait of a Man, possible Edmé Bochet
Dr. Louis Martinet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. Louis Martinet
Dr. Jean Louis Robin - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. Jean Louis Robin

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