The Sunburst

The Sunburst

George Inness Jr.   —  
  • American
  • 1853-1926

  • 1983:005
  • oil on canvas
  • 35 1/4 x 48 in.
  • Framed: 43 5/8 x 55 5/8 in.
  • Collection of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1983

George Inness’ Sunburst features a warm, shimmering atmosphere, laying long shadows and dappled  light on a field and forest edge. Capturing the scene just moments before the sun rose from behind a  tree, and with a possible gesture toward Impressionism, the artist placed a dollop of vivid orange in the  center of the work—hinting of the imminent power of the sun.