Portraits of Ingres and Reynolds

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The portrait. A single person immortalized forever on canvas. At first glance, you only see the subject. With a more analytical eye, though, you not only see the image but you begin to hear the voice of the painter and of his time. This is what I hope to do, to feel and understand the mind of the painter Ingres when he painted Louis-Francois Bertin and Reynolds when he painted General John Burgoyne. In the …

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…late 1700ís and early to mid 1800ís, a time when economy and the industrial revolution made warriors out of regular men just to survive everyday life. They are two different people with two different ideas being portrayed in their masterpieces. Bibliography Bird, Harrison. March to Saratoga. Oxford University Press. 1963 Mintz, Max M. The Generals of Saratoga. Yale University. 1990 Rosenblum, Robert. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Winks, Robin W. A History of Civilization. Prentice Hall. 1988