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Explores the life and work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), one of the most important artists of the nineteenth-century Neoclassical period. This book presents a portrait of the seventy-year career of the artist. It examines Ingres' position within the turbulent society of eighteenth and nineteenth-century France.
"No other artist presented the faces of the mid-19th century with such compelling truth and force... Professor Shelton is suitably alert to the hothouse eroticism that gives Ingres' work much of its electricity." -Sunday Telegraph
"A generous range of excellent colour illustrations, including helpful and well-chosen comparative material. The drawings are well represented... Shelton is an engaging commentator, combining careful description and characterisation with absorbing summaries of often complex biographical and historical material... Shelton is very well qualified to write this book." -The Burlington Magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
- Publisher: Phaidon Press
- Hardcover: 240
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9780714848686