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Title :

The interior landscape : George Inness and William James on art from a Swedenborgian point of view

Author :
TAYLOR, Eugene ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Explores the Swedenborgian component of Inness's painting, asserting that to look at one of his landscapes is to see not a depiction of nature but a representation of Inness's own inner consciousness. Studies the writings of William James, himself well-acquainted with the works of Swedenborg, to explicate the art of his acquaintance Inness. Considers especially James's notion of radical empiricism (or pure experience), which lends primacy to experienced sensation rather than material substance. Notes Inness's Valley of the Shadow of Death (1867; Poughkeepsie, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center) and its two, now lost, companion paintings, as well as several late works; his recurrent use of ambiguity to promote subjective responses in his viewers; and the effective psychological openings created by the paintings. ;
Pagination/Size :
5 ill. (cover) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Ecrits ; Eglise de la Nouvelle Jérusalem ; Etats-Unis ; Inconscient ; Influence ; Inness, George, 1825-1894 ; James, William, 1842-1910 ; Paysage ; Peinture ; Psychologie ; Relations ; Religion ; Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772 ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Church of the New Jerusalem ; Influence ; Inness, George, 1825-1894 ; James, William, 1842-1910 ; Landscape ; Painting ; Psychology ; Relations ; Religion ; Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772 ; Unconscious ; United States ; Writings ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of the Archives of American Art, 1997, 37, 1-2
INIST identifier :
24986682 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0003-9853 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Archives of American Art journal, New York, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;