The Artist and his Wife (1830) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

The Artist and his Wife - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - 1830

Artwork Information

TitleThe Artist and his Wife
ArtistJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
MediumPencil on paper
Current LocationPrivate collection, New York

About The Artist and his Wife

The artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres is considered one of the most accomplished neoclassical painters of his time. Though a young man, he moved away from his family in Montauban to study at Toulouse’s Academy under Joseph Roques. He later moved to Paris where he studied under Jacques Louis David and perfected his skills as an artist. Today, his paintings still remain popular among art lovers and are exhibited in various art galleries around the world.

Ingres was a master at creating portraits and history paintings; his best known works include ‘The Turkish Bath’ which is hung in the Louvre. Other notable works include ‘Oath of Horatii’, ‘Jupiter and Thetis’ and ‘Antiochus and Stratonice.’ One of his most famous paintings is ‘Odalisque And Slave’ which was completed in 1839 and features two women surrounded by lions. This mesmerizing painting has been highly praised for its exceptional attention to detail, with each stroke revealing centuries of practice that Ingres had acquired throughout life as an artist.

As a result of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ unique style, mastery over technique and consistent dedication to perfecting his craft, countless art lovers have appreciated his works for centuries now. His artwork will stand the test of time for generations to come; a testament to Ingres’ talent as an artist.

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