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The Art of Nature

 

The greatest cathedral of all is nature itself. It simultaneously humbles and pulls up giant emotions that cannot be fully expressed in mere words.

~ Rodney Cobb

 

The warmth of the sun, the cooling aspect of the breeze, the smell of salt from the ocean... It's heaven on earth to have these comforting embraces of nature that simply plead to be released on canvas.

~ Vicki Easingwood

 

The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march toward a higher life.

~ Helena Blavatsky

 

Nature gets into our souls and opens doors to hidden parts of ourselves.

~ Pamela Hevda

 

If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul.

~ Paul Cezanne

 

We find the Works of Nature still more pleasant, the more they resemble those of art.

~ Joseph Addison

 

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

~ John W. Gardner

 

The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of experience in nature.

~ Ansel Adams

 

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

~ Aristotle

 

One touch of nature... makes all the world kin.

~ William Shakespeare

 

In wilderness is preservation of the world.

~ Henry David Thoreau

 

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.

~ Claude Monet

 

Nature's inherent wisdom is constantly communicating through form and color in ways that your hand and brush can follow with a little training. Just let your heart paint, and let your head take second place.

~ Leslie Montana

 

Art does not imitate nature, but it finds itself on the study of nature — takes from nature the selections which best accord with its own intention, and then bestows on them that which nature does not possess, viz. the mind and the soul of man.

~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her... I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

~ Claude Monet

 

The mountain teaches stability and grandeur, the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes, every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

~ Orison Swett Marden

 

He who despises painting has no love for the philosophy in nature.

~ Leonardo da Vinci

 

Nature constantly imitates art.

~ Oscar Wilde

 

Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance... We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature.

~ Franz Marc

 

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.

~ Kurt Vonnegut

 

Looking at scenes of nature, for even a short while, can help us become more insightful, more creative, and more productive.

~ Maria Konnikova

 

Art, Undeniably, is conductive to happiness.

~ unknown

 

The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.

~ Robert Henri

 

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

~ Rachel Carson

 

Art is the stored honey of the human soul.

~ Theodore Dreiser

 

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

~ Pablo Picasso

 

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.

~ Vincent van Gogh

 

Art will never be able to exist without nature.

~ Pierre Bonnard

 

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.

~ Emily Bronte

 

Nature is a mere pretext for a decorative composition, plus sentiment. It suggests emotion, and I translate that emotion into art.

~ George Braque

 

Art takes nature as its model.

~ Arostotle

 

Study nature. Exaggerate light; overstate – the less inhibited you are, the better.

~ Sergei Bogart

 

Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.

~ Milton Avery

 

There is unspeakable beauty and potential to be found in nature. It entices me and is an invitation I just have to accept.

~ Jil Ashton-Leigh

 

I am seeking, I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.

~ Vincent van Gogh

 

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. It also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

~ Edvard Munch

 

The big artist...keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.

~ Eakins

 

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'

~ Vincent van Gogh

 

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.

~ Pablo Picasso

 

Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.

~ Rembrandt

 

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.

~ Vincent van Gogh

 

All art is but imitation of nature.

~ Seneca (4 B.C. – 65 A.D.)

 

Nature has been mastering itself for some time now, and it is an honor to be able to capture its beauty.

~ Justin Beckett

 

Choose only one master.. Nature.

~ Rembrandt

 

Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.

~ John Olsen

 

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature — this is very unique to Japan.

~ Tadao Ando

 

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.

~ Pablo Picasso

 

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

~ Leonardo da Vinci

 

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

~ Stella Adler

 

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