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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Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde...
Pierre François Bernier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Pierre François Bernier
Baron Jacques Marquet de Montbreton de Norvins - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Baron Jacques Marquet de Montbreton de Norvins
Antiochus and Stratonice 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Antiochus and Stratonice 2
Self Portrait - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Self Portrait
A young nude woman seated in profile to the right,... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
A young nude woman seated in profile to the right,...
The Alexandre Lethiere Family - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Alexandre Lethiere Family
Philbert Riviere - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Philbert Riviere
Victor Baltard - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Victor Baltard
Madame Philibert Rivière, née Marie-Françoise-Jacquette... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Philibert Rivière, née Marie-Françoise-Jacquette...
Antoine Thomeguex - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Antoine Thomeguex
The Death of Leonardi da Vinci - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Death of Leonardi da Vinci

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