Georgia Pines

  • George Inness, Georgia Pines, 1890, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.33

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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.

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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
Title
Georgia Pines
Artists
Date
1890
On View
Dimensions
17 7/8 x 24 in. (45.3 x 61.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – forest
  • Landscape – tree – pine tree
  • Landscape – Georgia
  • Figure group
Object Number
1909.7.33
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