Nature continues to be, at the beginning of this century, a matter of concern for artists. The very idea of landscape and the relation to the natural environment gives rise to a great diversity of interpretations in which artists express the relations they maintain with nature, the object of representations and the subject of their work. We all know that nature is no longer what it used to be. It exists now more as a memory. But we do not want to lose for good the nature that is still here, to which our existence is attached and whose ecology we care more and more about. And artists help us discover nature, offering us ways to think about it, not just gaze at it or admire it. On the one hand, natural sciences do what they have to do, and on the other hand, the artists toil at making the ecological relationship with nature even more natural.
1. Ștefan Botez, Jupiter and the Sea (2013), video FullHD, 1’55’’, stereo, courtesy of Ștefan Botez, photo credits: Ștefan Botez