Paintings reproductions - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (born on 29 August 1780 in Montauban, died on 14 January 1867 in Paris) is a French classicist painter.
Ingres is a classicist painter, known for his extraordinary passion for perfection. In opposition to romantic painters, he is characterized by calmness and linearity. His goal was to search for absolute beauty - regardless of its realism. During his work, he often did not hesitate to disturb the proportions of people he portrayed, lengthening their necks or shortening their chests. He believed that brush touches should be invisible on canvas, so he often improved and perfected his works over the years.
Selected works: Male act, Miss Riviere, Swimming, Turkish bath, Beautiful Zelia, Ossian Dream.