George Inness Uses Our Tools

George Inness, Passing Clouds, 1876

the George Inness Catalogue Raisonné Project joins
the growing number who are using pan
Opticon tools
to manage their catalogue content

George Inness (1825-1894), the foremost American landscape painter of his generation, was ever open to new stylistic directions, as he sought to express his understanding of the divine in nature. He initially found a higher style in Old Master paintings, then settled into the Hudson River School manner, before seeking other sources of a more powerful style and technique. In his later work he expressed an emotional and spiritual response to nature through bravura technique, or through pictorial order.

To supplement the printed book George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné (Rutgers University Press, 2007), the panOpticon cataloguing tool will be used to record works by Inness that have come to light since the book was in final manuscript. A future website will present those additional works and highlight recent Inness scholarship.

We at panOpticon are extremely proud that the George Inness Catalogue Raisonné Project chose our content management system.

Above: Passing Clouds, 1876. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Private collection.


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