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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Antonia Duvaucey de Nittis - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Antonia Duvaucey de Nittis
Angélique (Angelica) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Angélique (Angelica)
La Grande Baigneuse - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
La Grande Baigneuse
Napoleon Bonaparte in the Uniform of the First Consul - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Napoleon Bonaparte in the Uniform of the First Consul
Lady William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, born Lady Mary... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Lady William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, born Lady Mary...
Carolline Murat, Queen of Naples - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Carolline Murat, Queen of Naples
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres
Virgin of the Adoption - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Virgin of the Adoption
Otto Magnus von Stackelberg and, possibly, Jackob Linckh - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Otto Magnus von Stackelberg and, possibly, Jackob Linckh
Princesse Albert de Broglie, née Joséphine-Eléonore... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Princesse Albert de Broglie, née Joséphine-Eléonore...
Study for The Golden Age - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study for The Golden Age
The Apotheosis of Homer - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Apotheosis of Homer

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