Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Pair: Two thoughts on nature

Gerhard Richter
Originally uploaded by SuperErnie

"Nature is neither beautiful nor ugly, neither good nor bad. It is fantastic, monstrous, and infinitely unrestrained. It knows no reason, but it listens to reason when it meets with resistance. Nature wants to exist and develop, that is all. Being in harmony with nature is the same as being in harmony with madness."

- Dada writer Hugo Ball (1886-1927)

"Nature, which in all its forms is always against us, because it knows no meaning, no pity, no sympathy, because it knows nothing and is absolutely mindless, the total antithesis of ourselves."

- Gerhard Richter (here)

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