Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was a French Neoclassical painter. Even though Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres regarded himself to be an artist of the past in the tradition of Jacques-Louis David and Poussin, it is his portrait painted and drawn works, that are distinguished as Ingres valued heritage. At all, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres is referred as neoclassical painter.
He was deeply engaged by ancient imaginative background, and desired to become the protector of academic accepted belief in opposition to the rising Romantic Movement, expressed by painters like Delacroix. The significant twists of structure and perspective made Delacroix an important forerunner of Modernism, but not influencing Ingres.