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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Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot
Auguste-Jean-Marie Guénepin [detail: 2] - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Auguste-Jean-Marie Guénepin [detail: 2]
Study for Princesse Albert de Broglie, born Josephine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study for Princesse Albert de Broglie, born Josephine...
Andre Benoit Barreau, called Taurel - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Andre Benoit Barreau, called Taurel
Study for Vicomtesse d'Hausonville, born Louise Albertine... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study for Vicomtesse d'Hausonville, born Louise Albertine...
Madame Duvaucey - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Duvaucey
Alexis Rene Le Go - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Alexis Rene Le Go
Madame Frederic Reiset - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Frederic Reiset
Jean François Julien Menager - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Jean François Julien Menager
Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc, née Françoise Poncelle - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc, née Françoise Poncelle
Madame Louis François Godinot, born Victoire Pauline... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Louis François Godinot, born Victoire Pauline...
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Paul-Sigisbert Moitessier, née Marie-Clotilde...

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