The art of the sculptor is made of strength, exactitude and will. In order to express life, to render nature, one must will and will with all strength of heart and brain;
nature exceeds — and greatly — human genius; she is superior in everything … We know only parcels of truth. There are unknown forces within nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms that our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
— Auguste Rodin
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?
Art as the embodiment of feelings and associations.
Human nature; the artistic use of physical (and linguistic) forms to embody / express our intuitive understanding of the natural world.
Art as science, feeling as thinking, “heart” as brain, etc.
The forces of nature (fundamental forces) and the force of will (attention); the evolution of force