ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES 

Art Sections Aboriginal Art Central Desert Women Walala Tjapaltjarri Fake "Aboriginal" Art Norman Lindsay Morning Glory 1970s Australia 1983 Himalayas Store Photography Books Art Books Resources Aboriginal Art Links Art Biographies Charles Alston Beato Angelico Jean (Hans) Arp Hendrik Avercamp Leon Bakst Edward M. Bannister Jean Frederic Bazille Romare Bearden Cecilia Beaux Max Beckmann George Bellows Frank Weston Benson Thomas Hart Benton Abraham van Beyeren Albert Bierstadt George Caleb Bingham William Blake Umberto Boccioni Giotto di Bondone Pierre Bonnard Allesandro Botticelli Francois Boucher Eugene-Louis Boudin Adolphe William Bouguereau Will H. Bradley Georges Braque Victor Brauner Alfred Thompson Bricher Agnolo Bronzino Adriaen Brouwer Pieter Brueghel the Elder Bernard Buffet Michelangelo Buonarotti Alexander Calder Canaletto Caravaggio Antoine Caron William L. Carqueville Mary Cassatt Paul Cezanne Marc Chagall Thomas Chambers JBS Chardin William Merritt Chase Jules Cheret Judy Chicago Giorgio de Chirico Jean Clouet Anna Cochran Thomas Cole John Constable Lovis Corinth Paul Cornoyer Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot Gustave Courbet Lucas Cranach (the Elder) Allan Crite Currier and Ives Aelbert Cuyp Salvador Dali Honore Daumier Jacques-Louis David Stuart Davis Edgar Degas Eugene Delacroix Paul Delaroche Paul Delvaux Charles Demuth Andre Derain Thomas Doughty Marcel Duchamp Raoul Dufy Albrecht Durer Sir Anthony van Dyck Thomas Eakins Louis Eilshemius El Greco James Ensor Max Ernst Philip Evergood Henri Fantin-Latour Lyonel Feininger Tsuguharu Foujita Jean-Honore Fragonard Helen Frankenthaler Caspar David Friedrich Frederick Carl Frieseke Othon Friesz John Henry Fuseli Thomas Gainsborough Henry Gasser Paul Gauguin Orazio Gentileschi Theodore Gericault Domenico Ghirlandaio Alberto Giacometti Giorgio Giorgione William Glackens Vincent van Gogh Arshile Gorky Adolph Gottlieb Fernand Gottlob Francisco Jose de Goya Juan Gris Matthias Grunewald Constantin Guys Frans Hals H.W. Hansen William Michael Harnett Marsden Hartley Childe Hassam George Hayes Martin Johnson Heade Edward Lamson Henry Edward Hicks Nicholas Hilliard Meindert Hobbema Hans Hofmann William Hogarth Sakai Hoitsu Hans Holbein Geoffrey Holder Winslow Homer Pieter de Hooch Edward Hopper Emperor Hui-tsung William Holman Hunt Jan van Huysum Robert Indiana Ingres George Inness Pierre Ino Alexej von Jawlensky Jasper Johns Frank Tenney Johnson William H. Johnson Frida Kahlo Wassily Kandinsky Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Moise Kisling Torii Kiyonaga Paul Klee Gustav Klimt Oskar Kokoschka Koryusai Koryusai Walt Kuhn Yasuo Kuniyoshi Kawanabe Kyosai Fitz Hugh Lane Marie Laurencin Jacob Lawrence Sir Thomas Lawrence Hughie Lee-Smith Fernand Leger William Robinson Leigh Judith Leyster Li Tang Roy Lichtenstein Max Liebermann Richard Lindner Fra Fillipo Lippi Claude Lorrain Morris Louis Bernardino Luini Auguste Macke Nicolaes Maes Rene Magritte Aristide Maillol Edouard Manet Franz Marc Marino Marini Albert Marquet Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin Masaccio Henri Matisse Jean-Francois Millet Joan Miro Amedeo Modigliani Piet Mondrian Claude Monet Henry Moore Martha Moore Gustave Moreau Berthe Morisot Ira Moskowitz Robert Motherwell Archibald John Jr Motley Alphonse Marie Mucha Edvard Munch georgia O'Keeffe Pablo Picasso Camille Pissarro Jackson Pollock Nicolas Poussin Robert Rauschenberg Pierre-Joseph Redoute Frederic Remington Pierre-Auguste Renoir Sir Joshua Reynolds Rembrant van Rijin Dante Gabriel Rossetti Georges Rouault Peter Paul Rubens Raphael (Raffaelo) Sanzio Georges Seurat Alfred Sisley Theophile Alexandre Steinlen Rufino Tamayo Yves Tanguy Giovanni Domenica Tiepolo Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Joseph Mallord William Turner Paolo Ucello Diego Velazquez Johannes Jan Vermeer Leonardo da Vinci Maurice de Vlaminck Edouard Vuillard Jean-Antoine Watteau James A M Whistler Walter Williams Grant Wood Hale Woodruff Richard C Woodville Andrew Wyeth Newell Convers Wyeth Taikan Yokoyama





  Jean-Auguste-Dominique  Ingres 


Birth Year : 1780
Death Year : 1867
Country : France

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres as born in Montauban. The son of a sculptor and landscape artist, he showed precocious talent and studied first in Toulouse, then with Vien, Vigan, and Briard in Paris before entering David's workshop in 1797. Ingres won the Prix de Rome in 1801, but could not go to Italy until 1806. During the interim period he supported himself by painting portraits in a style that was already rhythmic in line and indicative of great powers of character observation. While in Italy, Ingres spent four years in Florence studying Italian primitives, Greek vase paintings, and Flaxman's illustrations for Homer. He then spent fourteen years in Rome, where he came more and more under the influence of Raphael. Ingres was named director of the Beaux-Arts in 1829. He was very popular as a teacher and became the principal advocate of David's Neoclassical school, upholding line and drawing, sculpturesque form and balanced composition against the expressive movement and the emotionalism of the Romantic school. In 1834, he returned to Italy where he served as director of the French Academy in Rome until his final return to Paris in 1841. He was triumphantly received in Paris and enjoyed both homage and honor until his death in 1856.

A highly complex and very talented artist, Ingres was more severe in his theories of art than in his own production, for his subjects are so exotic as to be romantic, both in concept and in the handling of tone and texture. His many odalisques, the female nudes, are executed with great delicacy and are placed in exotic, foreign surroundings, and his "troubadour" paintings present equally romantic moments in the history of French kings. His drawings, often carefully corrected, are the most purely classical of his works. As a portraitist, Ingres was a superb master of physical exactness and of psychological understanding. His influence affected such diverse artists as Renoir, Degas, Modigliani, Seurat, and Picasso, in their use of form and line. His classical drawing influenced nineteen-century sculpture. His basic belief in "art for art's sake," his rich color, and his brilliant drawing make Ingres a truly universal artist.

The image on this page is Ingres' "La Source," (The Spring).


 
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Odalisque



Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Spring, The



Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Baigneuse, La



Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Madame De Sennones



Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Odalisque with a Slave



View all Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Books about Ingres





Powered by Barewalls Interactive Art Inc., Sharon MA
Pandora's Box. Do NOT go here or bad things will happen!