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Ingres's biography


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was born in Montauban in 1780 and died in 1867 in Paris. He was a French painter of New-classicism of the 19th Century.

Ingres discovered painting when he was young, since his father was a painter and sculptor. He went to the Academy of Toulouse at the age of 11, and studied under the direction of Jacques-Louis David in Paris from 1796. Five years later he won the Prix de Rome for his painting "Ambassadors of Agamemnon".

In 1806, Ingres painted "Napoleon I on the imperial throne". The same year he went to Rome in Italy where he discovered the works of Raphael and the Quattrocento, that is to say the Italian 15th Century. These discoveries influenced his work that could be described as neo-classical.

While his canvases painted in Italy were not appreciated in his own country, he decided to move to Rome. He married his wife in 1813, whom he made ​​many portraits. She is found for example in "The turkish bath" he painted after her death, from a drawing he had done a few years after they married.

Portrait lover, Ingres made many of them much throughout his life, as evidenced by works such as "Portrait of monsieur Bertin" and "Portrait of Louis-Mathieu Molé". He also painted many female Nudes, such as "The valpinçon bather", "La grande odalisque" or even "The source".

Even if he pretended to be a history painter, he is more known as a painter of Nudes and Portraits.

Director of the Academy of France in Rome from 1835 to 1840, Ingres was made Grand Officer to the Legion of Honor in 1855 and was part of the Imperial Senate from 1862 to 1867, the year he died.



Presentation of the exhibition Ingres


Ingres is best known as the painter of the odalisques.

Obsessed with the ideal of beauty, Ingres glorified the female form, with its porcelain whiteness and its curves…

Ingres struck a path between Classicism and the influence of the Orient.

You will see the famous women bathers in “The Turkish Bath” and also some of his historic paintings such as “Oedipus and the Sphinx” and, of course, his portraits, with the famous “Monsieur Bertin”.

Enjoy your visit!



Masterpieces displayed in the exhibition Ingres


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Napoleon I on the imperial throne"(1806, Musée de l'armée - Army Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Oedipus and the sphinx" (1808, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "The valpinçon bather" (1808, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Francis I receives the last breaths of Leonardo Da Vinci" (1818, Musée du Petit-palais - Petit Palais, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "La grande odalisque" (1819, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Roger freeing angelica" (1819, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Portrait of monsieur Bertin" (1832, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "The source" (1820-56, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "The turkish bath" (1862, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Antiochus et Stratonice" (1866, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)



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