...artists to choose from, I picked Théodore Rousseau and George Inness for comparison. First, both artists are die-hard landscapists. They are best known for their landscape masterpieces, and perhaps so because they hardly explored any other genres existing in their generation. Second, these painters tend to favor realism in their works. Browsing through their masterpieces, these similarities are immediately apparent, which lay a solid ground for an educated comparison.
One would notice that either one or a group of trees stand out in Rousseau’s paintings, leaving the clouds and mountains, and even animals, almost unnoticed. This pattern seems... Rousseau and Inness: A Comparison Of the nine landscape...