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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The Bather of Valpinçon - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Bather of Valpinçon
Apotheosis of Napoleón I - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Apotheosis of Napoleón I
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde...
Bochet - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Bochet
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres (detail 2) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Delphine Ramel, Madame Ingres (detail 2)
Oedipus and the Sphinx 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Oedipus and the Sphinx 2
The Head of Christ - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Head of Christ
Nogarola - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Nogarola
Academic Study of a Male Torse - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Academic Study of a Male Torse
Queen Caroline Murat - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Queen Caroline Murat
Dr. Louis Martinet 1826, detail 1 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. Louis Martinet 1826, detail 1
Venus at Paphos - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Venus at Paphos

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