Meyer, Jerry D.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Art
Inness, George, 1825-1894||Painters--United States--Biography
In an analysis of the oeuvre of the nineteenth-century American landscape painter, George Inness, one notices a sense of continuity among all the pictorial elements. Evident in his earliest works, this quality intensifies throughout his career, culminating in works in which the particularity of shapes and colors has been completely supplanted by amorphous, suggestive compositions. With an appreciation of the intense spiritual nature of the artist, one realizes this progression was the reflection of his own religious and philosophical maturation. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that this spiritual unity, manifest in the paintings of Inness, was the result of an intricate synthesis of various artistic and literary influences. A chronological analysis of these influences will provide insight into the complexity of Inness as artist and as individual.
Phillips, Mary E., "The development of spiritual unity in the paintings of George Inness" (1981). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5439.
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