Arts Everyday Living: Discovering the Artist’s Spiritual Nature-Luminous Daylight, Rising Moon

George Inness, Lake Nemi, 1872, oil, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

American master George Inness (1825-1894) is one of his country’s great landscape artists, whether depicting the dramatic light and shadow of Lake Nemi, an ancient site just outside Rome, or the mystical moment when the moon slowly rises over a bay in New York state.

The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.

George Inness

George Inness, Moonrise, 1887, oil, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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