In this volume from the Phaidon Press Silk Series artist books, author Andrew Shelton has crafted an insightful and unbiased survey of this celebrated Neoclassical artist's work, particularly his key paintings and drawings.
During a career than spanned 70 years, Ingres observed one of the most tumultuous periods in French history, bearing witness through his work to three revolutions and the rise, fall, and eventual resurrection, of a rapid succession of monarchical, republican, and imperial regimes.
This book examines not only Ingres' celebrated Turkish Bath and Grande Odalisque but also his innovative portraits, which transcend time in their physical and psychological beauty.
The book is elegantly bound in richly colored silk and includes 160 color and 20 black-and-white illustrations.
Author — Andrew Shelton.
Hardcover. 240 pages.