• 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.

    George Inness, Nicolai Cikovsky, Michael Quick, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) (1985). “George Inness”, HarperCollins