Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Buy Art Prints Now
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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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One of Ingres' most memorable paintings, Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII is a complex painting that was completed by this famous French Neo-Classicist artist in 1854.

Art historians have studied this artwork in detail and believe that the overall style is a combination of the troubador approach with elements of Ingres' main teacher - a highly significant painter by the name of Jacques-Louis David. Ingres is well known for his nude portraits and it is believed that this model posed nude for this piece, before the artist then later added the clothing and armour that you see before you. Alternatively, you can understand more about his models that he left undressed with classic artworks such as Odalisque with Slave and Grande Odalisque.

The original title of this piece was Jeanne d'Arc au sacre du roi Charles VII, as given by French artist Ingres. It is a part of the extraordinary collection of the Louvre in Paris which holds a large number of Ingres paintings. Indeed, they have even been generous enough to gift some of these to other Paris-based art institutions in order to ensure that as many are on display at any one time as possible. Related artists whose work you can also find in the various Paris galleries and museums include Jacques-Louis David, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Antonio Canova and Jean-Léon Gérôme. Despite the extraordinary competition within French art history, Ingres continues to be regarded as one of its most skilled exponents across the entire 19th century.

Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII in Detail Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres