The Apotheosis of Homer by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

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The Apotheosis of Homer by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres The Apotheosis of Homer by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Title: The Apotheosis of Homer

Artist: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780 – 1867)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1827

Style: Neoclassicism

Genre: Mythological Painting

Media: Oil on Canvas

Location: Musée du Louvre, Paris

Ingres created this painting by combining over 100 small drawings for the assorted characters, each one making the drawing more detailed and precise. The painting was a state commission by Charles X to have himself remembered in the building works of the Louvre. The painting depicts an image of Homer, receiving all of the brilliant men of Rome, Greece, and contemporary times. The characters in the painting were extensively researched by Ingres, who studied the paintings of Nicholas Poussin, Raphael, and Apelles, the ancient Greek painter. The painting also includes the figures of Dante, Virgil, and Moliere, the French playwright, along with other figures, including Greek and Roman Gods.

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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