Painting and Nature Preservation: Niagara Falls and Impressionism
Concern for the preservation of the falls among painters survived the transition from luminism to impressionism.
This impressionistic painting by George Inness still contains a nature preservation message.
The impressionistic elements of the picture are largely the results of air pollution caused by the factory spewing smoke behind the falls, a little to the right of center.
George Inness, Niagara, 1889, National Collection of Fine Arts