Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres - biography and pictures

  • Year of birth: August 29, 1780
  • Date of death: January 14, 1867
  • A country: France


Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres born August 29, 1780 in the city of Montauban near Toulouse. The father, being a sculptor and painter, from his very childhood instilled in his child a love for creative activities, having taught singing, playing the violin and, of course, drawing. It is not surprising that among the paintings of the future classic of European academism one can find a drawing made by him at the age of nine years.
The artist received further training in Toulouse, at the local Academy of Fine Arts. Being rather cramped in means, the young man made a living playing in the orchestra of the Toulouse Capitol Theater. Upon completion of the course of study at the academy, seventeen-year-old Ingres goes to the capital, where Jacques-Louis David becomes his teacher. A recognized devotee and one of the leaders of classicism, David had a strong influence on the views and style of his talented pupil. But Ingre rather quickly withdrew from the blind inheritance of the classics' style and his mentor, gave the classic system a new breath, expanded and deepened it, making it much closer to the demands and requirements of a changing era.
Each year, one of the Parisian young artists was traditionally awarded the Big Roman Prize, the laureate of which could continue to study painting for four years at the French Academy of Rome. Ingres dreamed very much to get it, but at the insistence of David, the 1800 prize went to another of his pupils. There was a serious quarrel between Engrom and his mentor, which resulted in the departure of the young artist from the workshop of his teacher.
The perseverance and undoubted growth of the skill of the young painter allowed him to achieve in the next 1801 the award of the coveted prize for the painting "Ambassadors of Agamemnon to Achilles". But the dream of traveling around Italy and spending four years at the academy in Rome then could not materialize - the artist had serious financial problems. Having stayed in Paris, he attended private art schools to save on the models. Attempts to earn, illustrating books, were not crowned with particular success, but drawing portraits for the order turned out to be a very profitable occupation. But the soul of the broad nature of Engra did not lie to the portraits, and he until the end of his life claimed that these orders only hindered his true work.
In 1806, Ingres nevertheless managed to move to Italy, lived for 14 long years in Rome, and another 4 in Florence. Returning then to Paris, he opens his school of painting. After some time, the 55-year-old master receives the post of director of the Roman French Academy and is again in the Eternal City. But already in 1841 he returned to Paris forever, where at the height of his fame and recognition he lives to his death in 1867.

Pictures of Ingres

Rugiero releasing angelica
Portrait of Iness Muatserie
Portrait of Count Guryev
Madonna before communion chalice
Jupiter and Thetis
Napoleon I
Portrait of Princess de Broglie
Greater Odalisque
Turkish sauna
Valpinson Bather
A source
Portrait of Mademoiselle Rivière

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