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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Dr. François Melier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. François Melier
Auguste-Jean-Marie Guénepin [detail: 1] - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Auguste-Jean-Marie Guénepin [detail: 1]
Madame Marie Marcotte (Marcotte de Sainte-Marie), née... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Marie Marcotte (Marcotte de Sainte-Marie), née...
A reclining female Nude - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
A reclining female Nude
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...
Charles Robert Cockerell - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles Robert Cockerell
The Betrothal of Raphael and the Niece of Cardinal... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Betrothal of Raphael and the Niece of Cardinal...
Niccolo Paganini - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Niccolo Paganini
Alexander Baillie - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Alexander Baillie
Paolo et Francesca (Paolo and Francesca) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Paolo et Francesca (Paolo and Francesca)
Study for 'Vénus à Paphos' - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study for 'Vénus à Paphos'
Christ Giving Peter the Keys of Paradise - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Christ Giving Peter the Keys of Paradise

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