Finding references to art history in nature

Here's a challenge for you: using a camera, try to capture things you see in nature that remind you of famous artists or their art works. I seem to have a knack for seeing abstract expressionism in nature, but I've also seen things that remind me of others such as Henri Matisse and even Takashi Murakami. Here's a selection of "found art" in nature and their corresponding art historical references. If you can come up with some good matches, please send them to us and we'll post our favorites! Scroll down to read more...


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An example of trees in a snowstorm that reminds me of a Jackson Pollock painting:

finding references to Jackson Pollock in nature



This puddle on a slate sidewalk reminded me of Henri Matisse's Cutouts:

Henri Matisse cutouts


This view out of my attic skylight window reminded me of Barnet Newman's painting titled Concord from 1949 which is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Barnett Newman Concord from the Metropolitan Museum of Art



Another puddle on a slate sidewalk which this time reminds me of the art work of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami:

a puddle that reminds me of the art of Takashi Murakami


Another example of trees that reminds me of Jackson Pollock, in this case, his masterpiece titled Blue Poles:

a view of trees that reminds me of Jackson Pollock's masterpiece Blue Poles


One more slate sidewalk example: a crack that suggests a figure not unlike an Alberto Giacometti sculpture:

a crack in the sidewalk that reminds me of the sculpture of Alberto Giacometti

Okay, we've showed you our art history/nature match-ups ... now go out there and take some photos and share them with us!