We would like to welcome the spellbinding new Zeitz MOCAA art museum to the V&A Waterfront by sharing some of the surrealist "art" from the sea. It is an honour to stand alongside you at South Africa's premiere destination.
Art is powerful - its colours, patterns and textures can inspire us to care about nature, or just add a smile to our day. But the question is, does our art come close to the beautiful "art" created by nature itself? You be the judge...
“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.” – Oscar Wilde
“It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
Above: An ocean-dwelling artist in action
“There is no better designer than nature.” – Alexander McQueen
“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.” – Auguste Rodin
“Choose only one master - Nature.” – Rembrandt
“There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature, than in those of art.” – Aristotle
“Nature is more beautiful than art; and in a living creature freedom of movement makes nature more beautiful.” – Georges-Louis Buffon
“Things perfected by nature are better than those finished by art.” – Cicero
“Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It's better than art because it's from the Creator.” – Olivia Newton-John
There are many more examples of nature's beauty - far more than we could ever list in a blog post!
Experience more of the amazing works of art in our oceans - read about our vividly coloured butterflyfishes, weird finless friends or fish with odd snouts. Better yet, visit the Two Oceans Aquarium and enter a world of aquatic masterpieces.