Friday, June 5, 2009

All art is an imitation of nature

New piece this week for the shirt.woot contest. The theme this week is "Famous Quotations Illustrated", but they have made a lot of quotable material off limits. No song lyrics or dialogue from movies, TV shows, or video games. So, I went way back in time and found a nice art quote from Seneca. Seneca was a Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician who lived from 5 BC to 65 AD.

"All art is an imitation of nature." is the quote I chose.

To illustrate this I chose a canvas platform, which an artist would use to "imitate nature", and had natural objects such as plants and animals coming out of the canvas. Mostly cool colors (three shades of green, blue, and tan) accompany an orange to bring this one out on a navy shirt.

Thanks for any votes!

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