Tuesday, February 17, 2015

George Inness: Home at Montclair 1892

George Inness, American, 1825–1894
Inness painted the landscape around his property in Montclair, New Jersey, in many of his late works. In this winter scene, he captured the stillness of twilight in layers of thinly applied paint, evoking an atmosphere rather than recording topographical details. The artist’s son wrote of the painting: “There is nothing startling in this great work of art, and yet you are filled with a sense of bigness, grandeur, and the very conviction of truth and nature.”
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA


JudyMac said...

Lovely painting, Rosemary. Wish my first cousin could see it. She grew up in Upper Montclair. Unfortunately, she is IT challenged or I would be able to send your post on to her. She worked for quite a few years for Schumacher in NYC and Boston, and this painting would look lovely in her home decor.

Linda Hartman said...

I find the painting to be still and serene. Simply lovely. Some hold a gaze for quite some time and continue to be engaging no matter how many times one visits.

About 6 inches of snow fell here yesterday afternoon and into the evening. It's lovely, too.


Content in a Cottage said...

Linda....I think you got more snow than I did. The south seems much colder now, doesn't it. Stay warm.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Judy...If you click on the museum link, you can watch a video about this painting. There are other paintings by this artist in the collection too. Somehow you must teach your sister about the internet. She's missing so much.
Here is a link for buying a reproduction of this painting for her:
xo, Rosemary

The Queen Vee said...

Snow day inside here at our cottage. I spent it setting tables for The Queen's Dish on Thursday....Chinese New Year, "Year of the Goat."

This painting is absolutely lovely. I can't add to the description you already posted. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure. I keep coming back and looking at it, very calming and peaceful.