“Hence phenomenology means: to let what shows itself be seen from itself, just as it shows itself from itself. That is the formal meaning of the type of research that calls itself ‘phenomenology.’ But this expresses nothing other than the maxim formulated above: ‘To the things themselves.’”

Martin Heidegger

“Nothing the greatest artist can conceive that every marble block doth not confine within itself; and only its design the hand that follows intellect can achieve.”

 Michelangelo Buonarroti

“Necessity constrains the mind of the painter to transform itself into the very mind of Nature herself, and to make itself the interpreter between Nature and art, commenting in the one on the order shown forth in the other according to her laws.”

Leonardo da Vinci