“Great art picks up where nature ends” ~ Marc Chagall.
The very earliest form of art produced by Palaeolithic man represented nature as something symbolic and magical. Since that time the way in which artists represent nature has often reflected changes in how man perceives the natural world in which we live. Nature has served as the starting point for many of most celebrated artists and for much of the most cherished art known to man. From Monet’s “Water Lillies” to Homer Winslow’s “Glouster Harbor” to Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”and Kandinsky’s “Blue Mountain” the natural world has provided an unending source of inspiration for artists from nearly every genre.