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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Niccolo Paganini - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Niccolo Paganini
Madame Marie Marcotte (Marcotte de Sainte-Marie), née... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Marie Marcotte (Marcotte de Sainte-Marie), née...
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...
Bochet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Bochet
Study of Baronne James de Rothschild, born Betty von... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study of Baronne James de Rothschild, born Betty von...
Auguste-Jean-Marie Guénepin [detail: 1] - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Auguste-Jean-Marie Guénepin [detail: 1]
Dr. François Melier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. François Melier
Madame Aymon, known as La Belle Zélie - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Aymon, known as La Belle Zélie
Luigi Cherubini and the muse of poetry - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Luigi Cherubini and the muse of poetry
Academic Study of a Male Torse - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Academic Study of a Male Torse
Oedipus and the Sphinx 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Oedipus and the Sphinx 2

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