|DAY 192||PHILOSOPHY OF ART|
FINDING SUBLIMITY IN OUR SURROUNDINGS
“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” —Walt Whitman
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, ...