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 Here's a selection of "found art" in nature and their corresponding art historical references.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:
This puddle on a slate sidewalk reminded me of Henri Matisse's Cutouts:
This view out of my attic skylight window reminded me of Barnett Newman's painting titled Concord from 1949 which is in the permanent collection of 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:
Another example of trees that reminds me of Jackson Pollock, in this case, his masterpiece titled Blue Poles:
One more slate sidewalk example: a crack that suggests a figure not unlike an Alberto Giacometti sculpture:
Okay, we've showed you our art history/nature match-ups ... now go out there and take some photos and share them with us!