Monday, June 05, 2017

Art vs. Nature

Icelandic Cabbage, Hólavallagarður Cemetery, Reykjavík, 11 October, 2015
“What is the point of making a picture which is meant to be like Nature, when everyone knows that this is the this is the one thing which a picture cannot be and should not be and must not be? Who thought up the theory that Nature is a matter of sight alone? Those who know Nature hear it rather than see it, feel it rather than hear it; smell it, good heavens - yes but first and foremost eat it. Certainly Nature is in front of us, and behind us; Nature is over and under us, yes, and in us; but most particularly it exists in time, always changing and always passing never the same; and never in a rectangular frame.”

~Halldór Laxness, The Atom Station

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

That cabbage has a glass-like appearance.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Iceland is magic…

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