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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Roger Delivering Angelica - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Roger Delivering Angelica
Jacques Marquet, Baron de Montbreton de Norvins - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Jacques Marquet, Baron de Montbreton de Norvins
Charles François Mallet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles François Mallet
Charles X inn his Coronation Robes - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles X inn his Coronation Robes
Pierre François Henri Labrouste - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Pierre François Henri Labrouste
Amédée-David, Comte de Pastoret - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Amédée-David, Comte de Pastoret
Madame Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, born Madeleine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, born Madeleine...
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde...
Study of Hands and Feet for The Golden Age - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study of Hands and Feet for The Golden Age
Madame Philibert Rivière, née Marie-Françoise-Jacquette... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Philibert Rivière, née Marie-Françoise-Jacquette...
Charles Thevenin - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles Thevenin
Louis-François Bertin - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Louis-François Bertin

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