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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Alexander Baillie - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Alexander Baillie
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde...
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres (detail 2) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres (detail 2)
Apotheosis of Napoleón I - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Apotheosis of Napoleón I
Oedipus and the Sphinx 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Oedipus and the Sphinx 2
Bochet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Bochet
Dr. Louis Martinet 1826, detail 1 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. Louis Martinet 1826, detail 1
Madame Frederic Reiset - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Frederic Reiset
Queen Caroline Murat - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Queen Caroline Murat
Study for Princesse Albert de Broglie, born Josephine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study for Princesse Albert de Broglie, born Josephine...
Madame Duvaucey - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Duvaucey
Study for Vicomtesse d'Hausonville, born Louise Albertine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study for Vicomtesse d'Hausonville, born Louise Albertine...

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