George Inness Quotes.
The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.
The true end of Art is not to imitate a fixed material condition, but to represent a living motion.
The purpose of the painter is simply to reproduce in other minds the impression which a scene has made upon him. A work of art does not appeal to the intellect. It does not appeal to the moral sense. Its aim is to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion.
The greatness of art is not in the display of knowledge, or in material accuracy, but in the distinctness with which it conveys the impressions of a personal vital force, that acts spontaneously, without fear or hesitation.