American Landscape Artist George Inness
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19th century American landscape artist George Inness.
19th century American landscape artist George Inness
. His work was influenced, in turn, by that of the old masters, the Hudson River school
, the Barbizon
school, and, finally, by the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg
, whose spiritualism found vivid expression in the work of Inness' maturity.
His early works are rich depictions of rural landscapes.
His mature works featured more abstracted handling of shapes, softened edges, and saturated color, with a mystical, ethereal, and spiritual component. "Of particular interest to Inness was the notion that everything in nature had a correspondential relationship with something spiritual" and the idea of consciousness as a "stream of thought"