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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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,...
Madame Charles Gounod, born Anna Zimmermann - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Charles Gounod, born Anna Zimmermann
La Grande Odalisque - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
La Grande Odalisque
Don Pedro de Tolède baisant l'épée d'Henri IV - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Don Pedro de Tolède baisant l'épée d'Henri IV
Ines Moitessier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Ines Moitessier
Charles-Marie-Jean-Baptiste Marcotte (Marcotte d'Argenteuil) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles-Marie-Jean-Baptiste Marcotte (Marcotte d'Argenteuil)
Madame Jacquelles Louis Leblanc, born Françoise Poncelle - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Jacquelles Louis Leblanc, born Françoise Poncelle
Antoine Thomeguex - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Antoine Thomeguex
Portrait of a Man - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Portrait of a Man
Victor Baltard - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Victor Baltard
Dr. Thomas Church - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. Thomas Church
The Death of Leonardi da Vinci - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Death of Leonardi da Vinci

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