Jean Ingres

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) French neo-classical painter. He is considered one of the major portrait painters of the 19th century. He won the Prix de Rome in 1801. Ingres considered himself the protector of French academic orthodoxy as a history painter. The theme of female voluptuousness attractive to Ingres throughout his life.

One of his acknowledged masterpieces, The Turkish Bath (Louvre, 1863), dates from the last years of his life; other famous works are "Madame Moitessier" and "Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière".

Paint should be as smooth "as the skin of an onion"

His most significant heir was Edgar Degas.


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