Georgia Pines

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.

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
Artist
Date
1890
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
17 7824 in. (45.361.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – Georgia
  • Figure group
Object Number
1909.7.33
Palette
Linked Open Data
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