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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Comtesse Charles d'Agoult, née Marie de Flavigny,... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Comtesse Charles d'Agoult, née Marie de Flavigny,...
Louis-François Bertin - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Louis-François Bertin
The Dream of Ossian - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Dream of Ossian
Ines Moitessier I - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Ines Moitessier I
La Source (The Source) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
La Source (The Source)
Franz Liszt - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Franz Liszt
Comtes de Tournon, née Geneviève de Seytres Caumont - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Comtes de Tournon, née Geneviève de Seytres Caumont
Raphael and the Fornarina - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Raphael and the Fornarina
Madame Clément Boulanger, née Marie-Élizabeth Blavot... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Clément Boulanger, née Marie-Élizabeth Blavot...
The Kaunitz Sisters - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Kaunitz Sisters
Luigi Cherubini and the muse of poetry - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Luigi Cherubini and the muse of poetry
Dr. François Melier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. François Melier

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