L’apothéose d’Homère (1827)

Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867)

Homère déifié, dit aussi L’apothéose d’Homère (Homer deified, also known as The Apotheosis of Homer)
Oil on canvas, 386 x 512 cm
Musée du LouvreParis

In front of a temple with a pediment inscribed with his name, Homer, a deified poet seated on a pedestal. A winged Victory places a laurel wreath on his head. At his feet, two allegories: the Iliad with the sword, the Odyssey with an oar. Forty-six men from Antiquity in full length: on the left Aeschylus with a roll of parchment, Apelles with brushes and palette; on the right Pindar with his lyre, Phidias with his mallet, Dante and Raphael. The other moderns placed lower and at mid-length: Racine, Boileau, Molière, Corneille, La Fontaine, Nicolas Poussin. (Louvre)


Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867)
Étude pour Phidias dans L’Apothéose d’Homère
San Diego Museum of ArtSan Diego



Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867)
Les Tragiques grecs
Musée des Beaux-ArtsAngers



See also:

Aeschylus | Apelles | Boileau | Corneille | Dante | Euripides | Homer | La Fontaine | Molière | Phidias | Pindar | Poussin | Racine | RaffaelloSophocles