Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Style: Neo-Classicism

Lived: August 29, 1780 - 17 January 1867 (18th - 19th century)

Nationality: France

Better gray than grayishness.

One must keep right on drawing; draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil.

Drawing is the probity of art. To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours; drawing does not consist merely of line: drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane, modeling. See what remains after that.

The way good inventions are made is to familiarize yourself with those of others. The men who cultivate letters and the arts are all sons of Homer.

Make copies, young man, many copies. You can only become a good artist by copying the masters.

Fine and delicate taste is the fruit of education and experience.

As long as you do not hold a balance between your seeing of things and your execution, you will do nothing that is really good.

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