I think it's better to regard them as complementary in my opinion. Sort of like two sides of the same coin. Nature might be more superior due to the fact of it's been the primary source of art. But this doesn't mean it is "more interesting". It could be said that anybody making art is trying to "draw from nature" somehow and then improve upon it.
Meaning that , at least in attempt, most writers and painters and artists in general are trying to make art more interesting than life (nature). It doesnt of course mean that they succeed everytime, but if you're going to make a comparison of art and nature then ideally we should choose the finest of each; that is the finest of art and the finest of nature. And it could be said that some very fine art might be more interesting than nature and it could also be said that some very fine elements of nature can never be superseded by art. Which is why I think the most reasonable way to view them is as both being complementary to each other; strengthing each other in a way.
It is a popular saying that ART imitates LIFE (nature in this case) this means that any time an artist is trying to produce a work of art, what he is or she is essentially doing is imitating nature to produce something similar. (it can also be said to that anything that tries to imitate something else will by definition be inferior to that thing) but this is not generally the case; especially in this case where life can be seen sometimes to imitate art. Example is where we see people modelling their lives after characters in books or movies ot people trying to model their environment according to the way a painting is done. This is essentially life imitating art and IMO they're both stronger when they draw from each other.
Finally I'll leave you with a quote from Nietzsche:
"Art is not an attempt to escape reality but the opposite, an attempt to animate it. It is a spirit seeking flesh but finding words."
Meaning basically the point I've been trying to make: ART AND NATURE are best when they strengthen each other and animate each other, not escape each other or be viewed in abstraction from each other.
Well nature itself is something the human mind can never fully understand, fully appreciate or even fully fathomed. the enigma and the wonder that man feels anytime they stop and admire nature is amazing, for example shall we talk of the seven natural wonders of the earth?
The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, or even the Victoria Falls? Which is the most glorious and largest water fall in the world currently situated in africa? (Zambia/south Africa) the truth about nature is that it's limitless, have you heard of the gulf where the pacific and the Atlantic meet but they never join together?.
It makes the human mind begin to wonder the source of the beauty that fascinates and leave the mind in awe, the thought that life was just a big mistake or the big bang theory evolution wouldn't even explain the limitlessness of nature and how it keeps making people wonder, how about the hanging garden of Babylon that seems upturned yet I manage to wonder how a plant would get nutrient in that slanting position of the plants in the garden of Babylon.
On the other hand I won't say art is not interesting, infact it definitely is, look at the drawing of the neolithic man, the Monalisa by Leonard Davinci it's one of the most beautiful piece of art the world has ever seen, infact I've seen many artworks and cravings and definitely one of the best is the statue de Jesus In Rio dejaneiro. Man has taken art to so many level and when we look, we will find so many fascinating artwork and the idea behind it's concept definitely takes you away.
However in my opinion I think Nature is more interesting than art, the art of man isn't what the Mind cannot fathom infact every concept of art in the world has once been thought of before being put into perspectives or into action and that's why I think nature is more fascinating, the mind can't fathom what wasn't created by it, and I believe the designs of the natural universe and all it's glory will keep fascinating mankind till the end of time because it's originated from a more powerful source that science cannot fully understand but for art this isn't so, art will keep fascinating people but nature will leave mankind curiosity till infinity.
I believe that art is actually more expressive, while nature is continually changing yet at the same time adhering to a characteristic cycle. It sounds like you really have an eye for pieces that are expressive . Art isn't for everybody,same with nature...
The investigation of nature in craftsmanship can take unlimited structures, since nature gives us such a huge abundance of motivating wonders.
"Nature, in the broadest sense, is equal to the normal world, physical universe, material world or material universe. "Nature" alludes to the marvels of the physical world, and furthermore to life when all is said in done."
That gives us a ton to work with! Nature is both surrounding us and profound inside us. We are indistinguishable from nature - our bodies, lives and psyches rely upon the air we inhale and the sustenance we eat. The earth maintains our extremely life drive. Without the earth - without nature - what might we be?
Fine art dependent on nature can take numerous structures and fill some needs. Since "nature" is such a gigantic theme, to the point that envelops such huge numbers of things, I can just give an incomplete rundown of the different subtopics that may show up in nature-related work of art:
blossoms, plants, trees, herbal science, creatures, cells, life systems, substantial frameworks, climate, topography, matter, vitality, fossils, any of the normal sciences, water, fire, condition, protection, regular history, forms, development, birth, development, maturing, rot, change...
Furthermore, obviously inside each subtopic, there are further subtopics, without any end in sight...
So on the off chance that you need to make a show-stopper dependent on the subject of "nature", you've truly got an entire planetful of thoughts to work from!
Underneath you can see one of my hued pencil illustrations, Cosmic Frog, trailed by a concise portrayal of the manner in which this illustration tends to the subject of nature.
Grandiose Frog - 4" x 6" - Prismacolor Colored Pencils on paper
This illustration is a piece of my Deep Thinkers arrangement, in which different creatures are compared with proof of human idea, as numerical conditions, cites, definitions, melodic scores, and so on. These pieces approach the theme of nature in craftsmanship by delineating a zen-like otherworldly extension between calculated reasoning and bestial cognizance. These two differences are joined by a cautious utilization of shading and embellishing outline. This piece delineates a frog before a progression of dark gap conditions.
This illustration portrays one method for moving toward the subject of nature in workmanship. My Cosmic Frog drawing integrates natural, land and/or water capable existence with vast, widespread computations - in this way consolidating something little and unmistakable with excellent ideas that are theoretical and immaterial to our human cognizance. Frogs and dark openings - makes for an intriguing complexity!
Numerous types of nature in craftsmanship
Nature in craftsmanship can take numerous visual structures, from photorealism to deliberation. Craftsmanship can imitate nature, by looking to outwardly reproduce protests as they really show up, in actuality. Be that as it may, theoretical works of art can likewise take their visual prompt from real structures in nature, for example, the artwork underneath. This piece emerged from the investigation, perception, and thought of normal wonders and common structures. When sitting at the easel, I utilized inventive freedoms to dole out splendid hues to nitty gritty examples that were propelled by what I had found in my normal environment.
My work of art beneath, Fulgent Life, is another case of nature in workmanship. This work of art was intensely impacted by my very close perceptions of plants and bug life while living on a disconnected ridge in southern France. This work of art portrays the components of earth - rocks, stones, soil, minerals, and the things that live among them. This craftsmanship depended on the structures that I saw in nature, which I utilized as a beginning stage to make an innovative, dynamic gem.
Fulgent Life - 6" x 6" - Acrylic on Wood Panel
Workmanship with a Purpose
There are a wide range of approaches to approach the subject of nature in workmanship. Craftsmanship can open our eyes to the multifaceted design and magnificence of the common world. It can basically be a pretty picture that acknowledges nature for what it is... or on the other hand it very well may be a testing piece communicating our mind boggling human association with nature. Workmanship can fill a need past being a question of excellence: it can likewise address squeezing ecological issues and subjects about protection, maintainability, safeguarding, biodiversity, and undermined natural surroundings. Craftsmanship can associate with and teach the watcher about these issues, spreading mindfulness about such imperative themes. We feel an instinctual need to deal with the things we feel associated with. Workmanship can encourage restore, or start again, our association with nature.
Likely for much the same reason that most of the people who adored Hamilton knew nothing about the actual people involved in it. Other than as some faces on the bills they carried in their wallets. Art, by definition, is something specifically designed and packaged to be appreciated.... nature just is and must be appreciated to become interesting. Idon't recall the painter's name....it might have been Andrew Wyeth....but I recall the story about a young artist who was taking a train journey across the West. gazing out the window he was suddenly struck by a group of trees in a vast field of tall grass... where other passengers just saw a field, the artist was struck by the movement of the grass in the breeze, the stark contrast between the shady trees and the yellow, sunburnt field.