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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780–1867), French neoclassical painter. He is known for his mastery of line and superb draftsmanship. The Vow of Louis XII (1824) won him acclaim as the foremost classicist of his time, but today he is better known for portraits and nude studies such as the Odalisque (1814). A disciple of Raphael, he was a determined opponent of the romantic movement and an inspiration to many later artists, including Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Pablo Picasso.

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