Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
April 2 – June 19, 2011
Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida
1463 Highland Avenue Melbourne, FL 32935 Tel.321-242-0737
Nature has been a primary source of inspiration for artists throughout history. From the time of the earliest cave paintings artists have continued man’s ceaseless dialogue with the elements, drawing inspiration from natural phenomena as well as wildlife.
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation takes this theme as timely and poignantly relevant considering how severely the earth has been impacted by recent environmental disasters.
The residents of Florida bask in balmy breezes but respect the capricious power of hurricanes. As seen in the works presented, the “elements of nature” are not limited to the ancient conception of earth, air, fire, and water.
They also include hurricanes, typhoons, eclipses, and sunsets, as well as plant and animal life. Many other natural occurrences impact, and are impacted, by our lives on earth. Each artist in this exhibition helps us to view nature through their aesthetic eye.