Friday, 2 March 2012

#175 Throw on another log: Art, beauty and nature . . .


Anyone who knows how to perceive artistic beauty is in some sense an artist. Instinctively, we acquire the basics of beauty and good design from nature 
and we have absorbed these gifts since childhood.  

Every person alive needs beauty in their life; even those without the desire 
or talent to create it.  Art is how human beings create beauty and art is the 
result of creation.

Art is not an imitation of nature:  Almost everyone finds nature beautiful but 
nature is not art.  Art is surrounded by the artist's personal evaluation and 
response to nature and great art has eternal and universal appeal.

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits;
Logic and common sense will only interfere.
But once these barriers are broken,
it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
                                                                                                           - Giorgio De Chirico

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