Ingres and Delacroix represented the polarities of early 19th century French painting and detested one another. For Delacroix, Ingres’ art represented “the complete expression of an incomplete intelligence”, and Ingres choked at the mere mention of his rival’s name.
In the series:
June 6: Rival Romantics – Ingres and Delacroix
June 13: Impressionist Friends and Spirited Rivals – Manet and Degas
June 20: The Art World’s Greatest Rivalry – Picasso and Matisse