|Garden in Shoreham by Samuel Palmer|
The visions of the soul, being perfect, are the only true standard by which nature must be tried.
Interesting... from this quote I deduce that Palmer viewed the soul of man and the natural world as separate, the natural world being of lower form. Why then did he focus so much on landscape art? At any rate I tend to view our natural reactions to be of a higher level and more in tune with the core of our souls, but that is perhaps the transcendentalist influence of my background.
|Oak Trees in Lullingstone Park by Samuel Palmer|
When less than four years old I was standing with my nurse, Mary Ward, watching the shadows on the wall from branches of an elm behind which the moon had risen. I have never forgot those shadows and am often trying to paint them.
|Moonlight by Samuel Palmer|