Object Image

Sunrise in the Woods

Early morning sunlight filters through a dense forest, throwing forms into deep shadow. Details of the composition emerge through careful observation: a figure driving cattle on the left, a fallen log outlined by the raking sunlight, and a large silhouetted tree. By softening contours and blurring forms, Inness evokes a sense of the spiritual essence of the natural world.

Credit: Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013...

1887
Oil on canvas
20.0 x 30.0in
2013.1.6
Image and text: The Clark Art Institute, 2024

Where you'll find this

The Clark
Permanent collection