Thursday, August 25, 2011


Beauty in nature has historically been a prevalent theme in art and books, filling large sections of libraries and bookstores. That nature has been depicted and celebrated by so much art, photography, poetry and other literature shows the strength with which many people associate nature and beauty. Reasons why this association exists, and what the association consists of, is studied by the branch of philosophy called aesthetics. Beyond certain basic characteristics that many philosophers agree about to explain what is seen as beautiful, the opinions are virtually endless. Nature and wildness have been important subjects in various eras of world history. An early tradition of landscape art began in China during the Tang Dynasty (618–907). The tradition of representing nature as it is became one of the aims of Chinese painting and was a significant influence in Asian art.
Although natural wonders are celebrated in the Psalms and the Book of Job, wilderness portrayals in art became more prevalent in the 1800s, especially in the works of the Romantic movement. British artists John Constable and J. M. W. Turner turned their attention to capturing the beauty of the natural world in their paintings. Before that, paintings had been primarily of religious scenes or of human beings. William Wordsworth's poetry described the wonder of the natural world, which had formerly been viewed as a threatening place. Increasingly the valuing of nature became an aspect of Western culture. This artistic movement also coincided with the Transcendentalist movement in the Western world. A common classical idea of beautiful art involves the word mimesis, the imitation of nature. Also in the realm of ideas about beauty in nature is that the perfect is implied through symmetry, equal division, and other perfect mathematical forms and notions.


Controversial painting 'La Belle Ferronniere', once thought to be a da Vinci, sells for $1.5M

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You can help by learning about and practicing the Four R's: Replant, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Practicing all four of these activities every day is not only important for a healthy environment.

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REPLANT: Tanami kembali lahan tandus dan hutan yang telah gundul.

REDUCE: Kurangi penggunaan bahan-bahan yang dapat merusak lingkungan.

REUSE: Gunakan kembali barang bekas yang masih layak pakai.

RECYCLE: Daur ulang barang bekas menjadi produk baru.

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