Ingres and the Modern Art: Updates Announced to Much Adored Ingres App, A Favorite Among Art Students to Help Learn the Techniques of This Master

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Artists, painters, and art students enjoy the brilliance of Ingres’ works viewed in high resolution on iPhone and iPad with Mighty Mack’s Drawings: Ingres App.

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Drawing is not just reproducing contours, it is not just the line; drawing is also the expression, the inner form, the composition, the modeling. See what is left after that. Drawing is seven eighths of what makes up painting.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (29 August 1780 – 14 January 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself to be a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres' portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy. His portrait drawings, of which about 450 are extant, are today among his most admired works. Modern opinion has tended to regard Ingres and the other Neoclassicists of his era as embodying the Romantic spirit of his time, while his expressive distortions of form and space make him an important precursor of modern art.

Ingres's style was formed early in life and changed comparatively little. His earliest drawings already show a suavity of outline and an extraordinary control of the parallel hatchings which model the forms. The preferred materials were also already established: the sharply pointed graphite pencil on a smooth white paper. Although both the materials and the manner are now familiar to us, Ingres' manner of drawing was as new as the century. It was immediately recognized as expert and admirable. If his paintings were sternly criticized as "Gothic," no comparable criticism was leveled at his drawings. Drawings made in preparation for paintings are more varied in size and treatment than are the portrait drawings. He also drew a number of landscape views while in Rome but, with the exception of the small tondo Raphael's Casino, he painted no pure landscapes.

From the first, his paintings are characterized by a firmness of outline reflecting his conviction that "drawing is the probity of art". He believed colour to be no more than an accessory to drawing, explaining: "Drawing is not just reproducing contours, it is not just the line; drawing is also the expression, the inner form, the composition, the modeling. See what is left after that. Drawing is seven eighths of what makes up painting."

The full version of Mighty Mack’s Drawings: Ingres App features over 100 drawings by the great master Ingres. 

This App is available for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. Optimized for iOS6, retina display and iPhone 5. It allows the users to share images via email, Twitter and Facebook, or save them to camera roll (with no watermarks). Share the artist bio via email. Select favorites. View the images one by one, or enjoy a slideshow.

Enjoy this fantastic visual gallery, share the images with friends, and learn about the artist’s life.

Updates Include:

  • Optimized for iOS 6.1.3
  • Updated User Interface
  • New Splash Page

App Requirements:

  • iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, with iOS 5.0 or higher
  • Wi-Fi connection to download the app
  • An internet connection for sharing images via email, Twitter or FB (no internet connection required to view the App content)

Click here to see the complete collection of Aramis Artists Apps released by Mighty Mack.

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Mighty Mack is a leading publisher of distinguished digital products for the consumer and professional markets. The Company leverages newly available digital tools to create, design, and share new ways of consuming information and experiencing the world around us. The company has released a variety of best-of-class Apps, including Advertising Today, Morpheus Dreams, Where2Boss?, Agora Briefcase, Film Today, among many others.

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