Blogue Axel Evigiran

Blogue Axel Evigiran
La dispersion est, dit-on, l'ennemi des choses bien faites. Et quoi ? Dans ce monde de la spécialisation extrême, de l'utilitaire et du mesurable à outrance y aurait-il quelque mal à se perdre dans les labyrinthes de l'esprit dilettante ?

A la vérité, rien n’est plus savoureux que de muser parmi les sables du farniente, sans autre esprit que la propension au butinage, la légèreté sans objet prédéterminé.

Broutilles essentielles. Ratages propices aux heures languides...

19 janv. 2014

George Inness

« Born in Newburgh, New York, in 1825, Inness was a member of one of the most fertile generations in the history of American art. His contemporaries included many of the country’s greatest masters; for example, Sanford Gifford, Jasper Cropsey, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt were all born within a few years of Inness. Not until the period following World War II was America again to see at one time so much talent in painting. Inness, it is worth noting, was six years younger than Herman Melville and Walt Whitman; he was five years older than Emily Dickinson, ten years older than Mark Twain. He was twenty-six when Moby-Dick appeared, twenty-nine when Walden was published, thirty at the time of the first edition of Leaves of Grass ».


Innes Georges - Christmas eve - 1866

« The greatness of art is not in the display of knowledge, or in material accuracy, but in the distinctness with which it conveys the impressions of a personal vital force, that acts spontaneously, without fear or hesitation. »

George Inness


George Inness

[1825 - 1895]

« We are all the subjects of impressions, and some of us seek to convey the impressions to others. In the art of communicating impressions lies the power of generalizing without losing the logical connection of parts to the whole which satisfies the mind. »

Georges Inness

Inness George  - Home at Montclair - 1892
Inness George - Across the Hudson Valley in the Foothills of the Catskills
Inness George - Afterglow
Inness George - Etretat - 1875
Inness George - Georgia Pines
Inness George - Gray Day, Goochland, Virginia
Inness George - Lake Nemi - 1872
Inness George - Niagara  - 1889
Inness George - November Montclair
Inness George - October - 1884
Inness George - The Valley of the Olives
Inness Georges - The valley of the Shadow of Death
Inness George - Sunset over the Sea - 1887
Inness George - The Storm - 1885
Inness George - The monk
Inness George - Moonrise - 1887
Inness George - Pool in the Woods
Inness George - Sunset on the Passaic - 1891
Inness George - The Home of the Heron - 1893
Inness george - Early Morning, Tarpon Springs - 1892
Inness George - Early autumn Montclair
Inness George - Sunset on Etretat
Inness George - The Coming Storm - 1879
Inness George - End of Day, Montclair
Inness George - Along the Jersey Shore
Inness George - A Gray Lowery Day
Inness George - Baberini Italy
Inness George - Fisherman in a Stream
Inness George - Monastery at Albano
Inness George - St.Peter-s Rome
Inness George - The Commencement of the Galleria Aka, Rome the Appian Way
Inness George - the Trout Brook
Inness George - Sunset

« The purpose of the painter is simply to reproduce in other minds the impression which a scene has made upon him. A work of art does not appeal to the intellect. It does not appeal to the moral sense. Its aim is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion. »


George Inness

« The true end of art is not to imitate a fixed material condition, but to represent a living emotion. »

« The works of George Inness, the American painter, have always provoked strong reactions and intense debate. Even at the height of his fame during the late nineteenth century, his landscape pictures disgusted some viewers, while moving others to rapturous praise. His critics called his paintings “diseased” and “perverted”; a reviewer in The New York Times in 1878 speculated that Inness might be insane. In the very same period, however, his fans—and there were many—lauded the “remarkable originality” and “depth of feeling” of the pictures. In their judgment, Inness was nothing less than the dean of American artists and one of the leading landscape painters in the world. For a time, Inness was both the most controversial and the most influential artist in the country. »