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Portrait of Madame Moitessier Sitting by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, white cover, INGRES in black font above.

Ingres

The Art Gallery Series

By (author) William Hauptman

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  • Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), one of the most important followers of Jean-Louis David, was a pivotal figure in nineteenth-century painting and played a key role in the development of French art
  • This monograph includes a detailed biography of the life he led in the artistic circles of Paris and Rome
Full Description
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), one of the most important followers of Jean-Louis David, was a pivotal figure in nineteenth-century painting and played a key role in the development of French art. After starting his career as a faithful admirer of the neoclassical style of David, Ingres turned into an extraordinarily eclectic artist, painting in a variety of styles reflecting diverse aesthetic positions during the course of a career lasting over fifty years. His inventive painting, which often flirted with linear abstraction, and the visual harmony he was able to give the most various subjects, often fell foul of the critics and the general public, as they deliberately ran counter to the fashion of the period. This monograph includes a detailed biography of the life he led in the artistic circles of Paris and Rome. It places his oeuvre within the context of the artistic movements of the nineteenth century, from his youth during Napoleon's rule right up until the Third Republic. The commentary follows the way his paintings managed to bridge the gap between the expectations of the public and his own aims as a painter. His drawings, portraits, and particularly his nudes are shown to be extraordinarily modern in their approach.
About the Author
William Hauptman is an expert in nineteenth-century painting and lives in Switzerland, where he has organised several exhibitions of work from this period. He is the author of the catalogue raisonné of the works of Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), a contemporary of Ingres.
Specifications
Publisher
5 Continents Editions
ISBN
9788874392636
Published
1st Jan 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Italy & France
Size
240 mm x 170 mm
Pages
108 Pages
Illustrations
48 color, 8 b&w
Name of series
The Art Gallery Series
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