This new monograph explores the career of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), one of the most important artists of the nineteenth-century Neoclassical period. The lifetime of the painter spans one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the artist's native France. Born less than nine years before the storming of the Bastille, the painter would eventually bear witness to three revolutions and the rise and fall (and eventual resurrection) of a rapid succession of monarchical, republican, and imperial regimes. Like many his contemporaries, Ingres considered history paintings to be the most exalted form of art, with portraiture a lesser genre. Even during his lifetime, however, tastes were changing, and while icons like his Turkish Bath and the Grande Odalisque are still highly regarded, Ingres is most admired today for his innovative and vivid portraits, which transcend time in their physical and psychological beauty. In this insightful and unbiased survey, Andrew Shelton provides the reader with a comprehensive portrait of the seventy-year career of this most celebrated artist and discusses all of the artist's key paintings and drawings.
Professor Shelton is Associate Professor, Department of History of Art at Ohio State University. He is an authority on Jean Auguste-Dominique Ingres and has lectured widely on the artist in both the United States and in Europe, and recently served as co-author of the exhibition catalogue Portraits by Ingres: Images of an Epoch. Dr. Shelton is currently engaged on a book devoted to Ingres and the conventions of nineteenth-century French art criticism.
Introduction - Chapter 1, Ingres's Origins and Early Career (1780-1806) - Chapter 2, Ingres in Rome (1806-20) - Chapter 3, Portraits Painted and Drawn (1806-1819) - Chapter 4, Raphael Reincarnate: Ingres in Florence (1820-4) - Chapter 5, Renegade to Reactionary: Ingres In Paris (1824-34) - Chapter 6, From Ingres to Ingrisme (1835-48) - Chapter 7, The Society Portraits (1845-56) - Chapter 8, The Apotheosis of Monsieur Ingres (1848-67) - Epilogue: The Legacy of Ingres - Chronology, Map, Biographies, Glossary, Bibliography, Index, Acknowledgements
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