A follower of the Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, Inness believed that the spirit of God was present throughout the natural world. Although this painting may represent a specific place, the artist was less interested in defining recognizable details than in conveying nature’s immaterial essence, here expressed in finely modulated colors that have been painted with a brush and then wiped with a cloth, so they blend together without contours.
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||30 x 45 in. (76.2 x 114.3 cm)|
|Acquisition||Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013|
George Inness, New Jersey Landscape, 1891, Oil on canvas. Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013. The Clark Art Institute, 2013.1.7.