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Inness, George 1825-1894

Overview
Works: 341 works in 553 publications in 1 language and 12,708 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: ND237.I5, 759.13
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Inness landscapes by Alfred Werner( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive collection of the work of one of America's great landscape painters - the first such collection to be reproduced entirely in color - traces the evolution of George Inness' style from his early, classical landscape approach through the more rugged, personal style of his intermediate work, to the magically delicate impressions typical of his later paintings. In his penetrating discussion of the artist whom he calls the "father of the American landscape," internationally known art critic Alfred Werner presents an illuminating description of the frail, sensitive man whose canvases preserve an "image of green, pre-industrial America" of the nineteenth century. Although Inness was influenced successively by the old masters, by the Hudson River School, and by the Barbizon School, he imitated none of them. Remarkable changes took place in his philosophy and style as his life and work progressed, but the Inness touch is apparent in each of his paintings. His early work is highly representational, polished, and precisely detailed; his subject matter was the Italian landscape, which he approached with a combination of classical harmony and romantic overtones. As his independent style emerged, Inness began to simplify and turned from traditional brown tones to vibrant colors. Finally, in paintings done in the last decade of his life, there is a filmy, dreamlike quality created by delicacy of brushwork, omission of detail, and ethereal color. Enamored of nature, Inness painted it in all its moods, in Europe as well as America. However, most of his work was done from sketches or memories of the northeastern United States - the Hudson and Delaware River valleys and the environs of Boston. Although a number of his landscapes are renderings of specific areas and scenes, the majority are impressions, transformations of nature, recurring themes - often inspired by memory and imagination - that capture the feeling of rural American in Inness' lifetime. -- from back cover
George Inness and the visionary landscape by Adrienne Baxter Bell( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Inness and the Visionary Landscape includes forty color reproductions of Inness's most important paintings and presents both a chronological overview of Inness's life and a more focused treatment of the artist's main philosophical and religious preoccupations. Central to his thinking were the writings of the Swedish scientist-turned-visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), who influenced many of Inness's contemporaries, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Walt Whitman. George Inness also suggests resonances between the artist's visionary landscapes and the concurrent efforts, on the part of the psychologist-philosopher William James (1842-1910), to validate the existence of mystical states of mind. It shows Inness to have anticipated many of the most important tenets of modernism, an achievement that continues to inspire contemporary audiences."--Jacket
George Inness and the science of landscape by Rachael Ziady DeLue( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Inness (1825-94), long considered one of America's greatest landscape painters, has yet to receive his full due from scholars and critics. A complicated artist and thinker, Inness painted beautiful, evocative views of the American countryside. Less interested in representing the details of a particular place than in rendering the "subjective mystery of nature," Inness believed that capturing the spirit or essence of a natural scene could point to a reality beyond the physical or, as Inness put it, "the reality of the unseen."" "Throughout his career, Inness struggled to make visible what was invisible to the human eye by combining a deep interest in nineteenth-century scientific inquiry - including optics, psychology, physiology, and mathematics - with an idiosyncratic brand of mysticism. Rachael Ziady DeLue's George Inness and the Science of Landscape - the first in-depth examination of Inness's career to appear in several decades - demonstrates how the artistic, spiritual, and scientific aspects of Inness's art found expression in his masterful landscapes. In fact, Inness's practice was not merely shaped by his preoccupation with the nature and limits of human perception; he conceived of his labor as a science in its own right." "This illustrated work reveals Inness as profoundly invested in the science and philosophy of his time and illuminates the complex manner in which the fields of art and science intersected in nineteenth-century America. Long-awaited, this reevaluation of one of the major figures of nineteenth-century American art will prove to be a seminal text in the fields of art history and American studies."--Jacket
George Inness in Italy by Mark DeSaussure Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Inness landscapes : his signature years, 1884-1894 : dates of the exhibition, November 28, 1978 - January 28, 1979, the Oakland Museum Art Department by Marjorie Dakin Arkelian( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty paintings by George Inness by George Inness( Book )

3 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Inness in Florida, 1890-1894, and the South, 1884-1894 : April 11 to May 25, 1980, the Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, DeEtte Holden Cummer Museum Foundation by Cummer Gallery of Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from George Inness to Ripley Hitchcock by George Inness( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of paintings by George Inness : N.A. by George Inness( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Inness by George Inness( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of George Inness : an illustrated catalogue raisonné by Leroy Ireland( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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George Inness : writings and reflections on art and philosophy by Adrienne Baxter Bell( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like breath on glass : Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softly by Marc Simpson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through an innovative manner of handling paint, a group of American artists around 1900 created deceptively simple canvases that convey images of shimmering transcience, visions suggested rather than delineated. Focusing on this singular aesthetic characteristic - softness - this book explores this painterly phenomenon
A walk in the country : Inness and the Berkshires by Maureen Johnson Hickey( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Inness, an American landscape painter, 1825-1894 by Elizabeth McCausland( Book )

2 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Inness : landscape, representation, and the struggle of vision by Rachael Ziady DeLue( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings of George Inness (1844-94) : [exhibition] University Art Museum of the University of Texas, Dec 12, 1965-Jan 3, 1966 by George Inness( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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George Inness and the visionary landscape
Alternative Names
George Inness

George Inness Amerikaans kunstschilder

George Inness amerikanischer tonalistischer Maler

George Inness peintre américain

George Inness pictor american

George Inness pittore paesaggista statunitense

George Inness, Sr.

Innes, George

Inness, George

Inness, George Jr

Inness, Georges, Jr.

Иннесс, Джордж

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George Inness and the visionary landscapeGeorge Inness and the science of landscapeGeorge Inness in ItalyGeorge Inness : writings and reflections on art and philosophyLike breath on glass : Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softlyGeorge InnessGeorge Inness : writings and reflections on art and philosophy