Friday, June 24, 2011

Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique

Napoleon I on the Imperial Throne
Oil on canvas
259 y 162 cm
Musée de l'Armée, Paris

Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique (1780 - 1867), French Neoclassical painter.
Ingres's influence on later generations of artists has been considerable. His most significant heir was Degas.
In the 20th century, Picasso and Matisse were among those who acknowledged a debt to the great classicist; Matisse described him as the first painter "to use pure colours, outlining them without distorting them."