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Georgia Pines

1890 George Inness Born: Newburgh, New York 1825 Died: Bridge of Allan, Scotland 1894 oil on wood 17 7/8 x 24 in. (45.3 x 61.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1909.7.33 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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"Every thing in nature has something to say to us." George Inness, "A Painter on Painting," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, February 1878, reprinted in Quick, George Inness, 1985

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George Inness was influenced by nineteenth-century French landscape painters, who emphasized quiet, intimate views of nature such as forest interiors or meadows. The clearing through the tall trees in this image invites us to join the group of figures, who are enjoying the shade of the forest. The rich colors and soft shapes evoke the muffled sounds created by a thick carpet of pine needles.

Keywords

Figure(s) in exterior

Landscape - forest

Landscape - Georgia

Landscape - tree - pine tree

painting

paint - oil

wood - mahogany

About George Inness

Born: Newburgh, New York 1825 Died: Bridge of Allan, Scotland 1894

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