Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Art is a man's nature; nature is God's art.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
All art is but imitation of nature.
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature
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.
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.
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
Choose only one master - Nature.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Everyone who works with love and with intelligence finds in the very sincerity of his love for nature and art a kind of armor against the opinions of other people.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
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.
A bit of advice, don't copy nature too closely. Art is an abstraction; as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it, and concentrate on what you will create as a result.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
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