A fine Inness painting.
I think George Inness was a very good American painter. This Inness painting, "Humphrey's Lodge" has the kind of honest perception that I find quite beautiful and having the right combination of acute natural perception and abstract order.
For those who think that, no matter how sensitive and skilled a painting like this may be, it is too old fashioned for a contemporary landscape painter to take seriously, I would say that they're perameter of judgement is much too small.
I can understand that the great modernist landscapes of Matisse, Derain or, Marquet can convince some that Inness is relatively insignificant as a contributor to the realm of great landscapes. But don't let their high drama (and brilliant inventions) blind you to Inness' disciplined strength and beauty.
George Inness, Humphrey's Lodge