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One of the most interesting considerations when it comes to George Inness is not any one of his paintings, but the progression of his style from work to work.
This is his 1893 painting The Home of the Heron, of which the Art Institute of Chicago aptly writes, “[t]he picture’s blurred outlines, broad handling, and delicate, subtle tonalities, as well as the solitary presence of the heron, masterfully evoke nature’s stillness and mystery.”
From that description—and from the painting—it would be perfectly reasonable to classify him with the Tonalists, a style of landscape fairly accurately summarized by its name.
Yet his early work was heavily influenced by the Hudson River School, which (though often romanticized) always retained at least a visual plausibility.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

One of the most interesting considerations when it comes to George Inness is not any one of his paintings, but the progression of his style from work to work.

This is his 1893 painting The Home of the Heron, of which the Art Institute of Chicago aptly writes, “[t]he picture’s blurred outlines, broad handling, and delicate, subtle tonalities, as well as the solitary presence of the heron, masterfully evoke nature’s stillness and mystery.”

From that description—and from the painting—it would be perfectly reasonable to classify him with the Tonalists, a style of landscape fairly accurately summarized by its name.

Yet his early work was heavily influenced by the Hudson River School, which (though often romanticized) always retained at least a visual plausibility.

russian-style

russian-style:

And tnat’s Ivan Bilibin’s illustrations to “The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov” by Mikhail Lermontov.

"The Song" was done in the style of medieval Russian poems. It tells about some love story in the time of tsar Ivan’s the Terrible reign. Of course everything is very romantic and very tragical, yes. 

(So I should put down a tag like “funny life in 16th-century Moscow”)

Medieval Russia rules!