Object Image

New Jersey Landscape

A follower of the Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, Inness believed that the spirit of God was present throughout the natural world. Although this painting may represent a specific place, the artist was less interested in defining recognizable details than in conveying nature's immaterial essence, here expressed in finely modulated colors that have been painted with a brush and then wiped with a cloth, so they blend together without contours.

Credit: Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013

1891
Oil on canvas
30.0 x 45.0in
2013.1.7
Image and text: The Clark Art Institute, 2024

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The Clark
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Permanent collection