January 12, 2007

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)




During the next weeks, I will try to do some sketches of people whose work (literature, music, artwork or something else) has had a significant influence on me. Henry David Thoreau is one of these people... I like his thoughts on nature and life in general and in his book "Walden", he describes the development of a very personal relationship to nature...




Während der nächsten Wochen möchte ich versuchen, einige historische Persönlichkeiten zu skizzieren, deren Werk (sei es Literatur, Musik, Kunst oder etwas anderes) einen beachtlichen Einfluß auf mich gehabt haben. Henry David Thoreau gehört dazu...Ich mag seine Gedanken über die Natur und das Leben im allgemeinen und in seinem Buch "Walden" beschreibt er die Entwicklung einer sehr persönlichen Beziehung zur Natur...

4 comments:

Renate said...

Sehr gut, das ist er ganz eindeutig!
Kann ich guten Gewissens sagen, ich hab nämlich gegoogelt :)
Freue mich schon auf die nächsten Gesichter.

Casey said...

Claudia, you've embarked on a dfficult project. Good work and good luck with the portraits to come.

Alison said...

This is great - I really like your paper cuts too - I hope you are going to put up some more of those. And I love to see the English and the German written side by side - it helps me improve my German skills.

Jana Bouc said...

This is a wonderful sketch. I think Thoreau was a genius and his words are so inspiring. Thanks for the reminder about the inspiration of nature on my blog. I really enjoyed reading your comment.