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    once i was at the philly museum of art and a security guard saw me looking at this sculpture that is just a head of romaine lettuce tied to a block of granite with a piece of wire (sculpture that eats by giovanni anselmo) and he was like. i’m here sometimes when the lettuce guy comes in to change the lettuce.

    The Wheat Field, George Inness , c. 1875-1877, Cleveland Museum of Art: American Painting and Sculpture

    Inness began his career executing detailed, realistic landscapes in a style similar to other artists of the Hudson River School. After a series of trips to Europe, as well as growing involvement in Swedenborgianism–the spiritual doctrines of the theologian Emmanuel Swedenborg–Inness created increasingly free, mystical, and expansive paintings. This work was painted following a visit to France and Italy from 1870 to 1874, during what has been considered the most important phase of Inness’s career. Here a group of farmers harvest grain in the foreground, while a storm seems to be brewing in the background. Inness frequently used approaching storms as a sign of God revealing himself in nature. The notion that the natural world was imbued with the spirit of the divine was an important component of Inness’s religious beliefs.
    Size: Unframed: 50.8 x 76 cm (20 x 29 15
    /16 in.)
    Medium: oil o
    n canvas

    https://clevelandart.org/art/1978.74