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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 192 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Nature in Art

FINDING SUBLIMITY IN OUR SURROUNDINGS

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” —Walt Whitman

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Try to imagine what would be missing if all references to nature were removed from the history of art. It would be, well, a very bleak landscape! Claude Monet’s Waterlilies, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass are just a few examples of nature’s sheer ubiquity in art. Particularly in the realms of painting, drawing, photography, and poetry, ...

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