Michael Branca - Fine Art
by Michael Branca
oil and gold leaf
closed: 48" x 36"
For sale. Please inquire.
"Try to take as many walks as you can and keep your love of nature,
for that is the true way to learn to understand art more and more.
Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see her."
--Vincent van Gogh, Letter #13 to Theo
"Having slumped, scrambled, rolled, bounced, and walked, by turns, over this scraggy
country, I arrived upon a side-hill, or rather side-mountain, where rocks, gray, silent
rocks, were the flocks and herds that pastured, chewing a rocky cud at sunset. They
looked at me with hard gray eyes, without a bleat or a low."
--Henry David Thoreau, "The Maine Woods"
"I know I have seen God now. The occult connection that is
established when one loves nature is complete--and so I felt
transported to a visible fourth dimension--and since heaven is
inviolably a state of mind I have been there these past ten days."
--Marsden Hartley (upon visiting Katahdin)
All artwork copyright Michael P. Branca