Between a so-called beautiful calendar and a masterpiece of simplicity a peasant would not hesitate. He would pick the calendar. Everything complicated seems richer and dazzles him. Simplicity and restraint address more developed minds, minds that can distinguish these qualities from poverty, which, in its turn, needs even more highly developed minds in order to understand and love it.
Nature is complicated. Such a tangle of lines, forms and colours.
And yet, as it is true, it corresponds to the simplicity of the spirit.
Today artists are richer and art poorer than ever before: asceticism has been turned inside-out.