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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The Turkish Bath - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Turkish Bath
Virgilia reading the Eneida to Livia, Octavia and August - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Virgilia reading the Eneida to Livia, Octavia and August
Vicomtess Othenin d'Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Vicomtess Othenin d'Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine...
The Grande Odalisque - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Grande Odalisque
The Sorce - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Sorce
Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII
Venus Anadyomène - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Venus Anadyomène
Odalisque with Female Slave I - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Odalisque with Female Slave I
Oedipus and the Sphinx - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Oedipus and the Sphinx
Baronne James de Rothschild, née Betty von Rothschild - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Baronne James de Rothschild, née Betty von Rothschild
Madame Victor Baltard, born Adeline Lequeux, and her... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Victor Baltard, born Adeline Lequeux, and her...
Vicomtess Othenin d'Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Vicomtess Othenin d'Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine...

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