Dante’s Inferno – Nature and Art

… The second tenet is that, similarly, our human art follows nature:
l’arte vostra quella, quanto pote,
segue, come ’l maestro fa ’l discente;
sì che vostr’arte a Dio quasi è nepote. (Inf. 11.103-5)

Your art follows nature, when it can
just as a pupil imitates his master;
so that your art is almost God’s grandchild.

Digital Dante

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