Collection: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was a French painter known for his neoclassical style and meticulous attention to detail. He trained in the studio of Jacques-Louis David and was known for his ability to create lifelike portraits and historical scenes.Ingres' early works were influenced by the neoclassical style, which he saw as a way to return to the simplicity and order of ancient Greek and Roman art. He gained a reputation for his skill in creating lifelike portraits, which often depicted his subjects in poses inspired by classical sculpture.Ingres' later works became more romantic and emphasized color and atmosphere over strict neoclassical ideals. His most famous work is probably "The Grande Odalisque," which depicts a reclining nude woman in an orientalist style.In addition to his paintings, Ingres was also a talented draftsman and created many detailed pencil drawings throughout his career. His influence can be seen in the work of many later artists, including Edgar Degas and Pablo Picasso.