Originator of Classical Painting- Ingres
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres is prominent French classical painter in 17th
century, he was born in August 29th, 1780. His father started to cultivate
Ingres as artist when he was very young.
In 1791, he was sent to fine art academy to learn art, one of his outstanding
portrait works were severely criticized, because of its "unique,
revolutionary and Gothic style". He turned to Rome, and lived in there for
18 years, studying great masters' original works, while creating oil painting
and pencil drawing works.
Ingres paid much attention on details, and attempted to make lines and shapes
clean and trim, he seeks dim and pure aesthetic feelings. We would think his
paintings too clean to see any painting feeling.
Ingres was very good at portrait painting, which was widely recognized. if we
can see the top class description of shapes, calm, clear compositions there, we
can understand why some people in his time can't accepted that kind perfectness
in his paintings.
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