Nature as a Source of Inspiration
Sooner or later anyone comes to understand that man is a part of nature. Over the whole history of civilization people seem to have been struggling with the world around. They want to subdue it and to make it more technological.
I am perfectly sure that nature is different everywhere, no matter where you go. It is different even within 200 kilometres. Nothing is the same – there are so many unique combinations that make us recognize the place we have visited only once. But in the cities everything is the same – concrete cages and boxes have similar structures and colour. Nothing changes there in different seasons.
I have never seen green cities in my life. Of course, you may say, that there are parks and streets are lined with trees, but it is not enough. If we speak about an ordinary country house, we can count the trees around it. There are quite a lot of them. Just for one family. And if we count the families living in a concrete 16-storeyed box, how many trees should there be? I don’t know. Tens, hundreds of them…
Nature makes a human being humane and understanding, that’s why people of art have always sought for the inspiration in nature. It is not at all accidental. When we listen to the best pieces of music we hear the roaring waves of the ocean, or the wind howling in the dense forest. We hear the chirping of birds in spring when nature awakens from a long winter sleep and the rustling of fallen leaves in autumn. Music can create a mood and make us feel the surrounding world deeper than we usually do. When I listen to such music I always try to imagine how the composer managed to create the masterpiece. I follow him along the shore of the sea or along forest paths, sit beside him in a park or ride a horse when the wind is blowing across my face. The perception of art becomes more acute when you start thinking and feeling at the same time.
Nature is even more important for an artist. It is the best teacher for anyone who deals with paints and brushes. It teaches the artist wisdom and patience, makes him more careful in his work. Nature is an inexhaustible source of details, which attract an attentive eye. It provides an endless range of colours, sounds, shapes and forms.
Nature is alive, and this makes it a source of inspiration. It has always stirred the imagination of those who are not indifferent to it, who respect it and ask it for advice.
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