Nature’s Masterpieces: National Park Edition

Welcome to Nature’s Masterpieces: National Park Edition. Explore nature’s art through our lenses. Experience the textures and imagine the scents of the earth. Those who take the time to seek the art of nature will find treasures that are usually overlooked by most people. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our gallery as we visit nature’s artwork in some of our country’s most beautiful settings.

Abstract Expressionism in the style of Jackson Pollock. Wind paints gold and silver threads chaotically across a patch of earth – Fort Bowie National Historic Site.

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature ~ Auguste Rodin

Post Impressionism reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh. Here we find desert grasses swirling their way onto a slowly eroding mesa – Petrified Forest National Park.

Art is a harmony parallel with nature ~ Paul Cezanne

Credit Mother Nature herself for this modern sculpture. Her mediums: wind and water on rock. This natural masterpiece can be found at Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own ~ Andy Warhol

Impressionism a la Claude Monet. A colorful, blurred reflection of autumn leaves in Bear Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Abstract art is not the creation of another reality but the true vision of reality ~ Piet Mondrian

Mark Rothko style abstract found on the cliff wall at Tonto National Monument.

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Dale Chihuly’s glass artworks are what came to mind when we ran across these delicate Apache Plumes – Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

All art is but imitation of nature ∼ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Paul Cezanne perhaps. A post-impressionism type scene that truly left an impression on us – Badlands National Park

An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language ~ Henri Matisse

This serene scene prompts reminders of Georgia O’Keeffe’s fabulous landscapes – Yellowstone National Park.

My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Above Canyon de Chelly National Monument and below Capitol Reef National Park: These abstract walls in monochrome could be the inspiration for many contemporary artists. They were certainly inspiring to us.

Everything you can imagine is real ~ Pablo Picasso

Surreal universe. Lichen on sandstone – El Malpais National Monument

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing ~ Salvador Dali

Pop Art. Due to the colors, this one reminds us of a deteriorated version Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Diptych – Death Valley National Park.

Although we could go on and on, we’re going to wrap up the post with one final abstract masterpiece. The photo below was taken in California on our most recent road trip. The image seems to drip, splash, and flow, but interestingly it is not water.  Stay tuned for a post about the park coming soon.

California abstract

Man is simply playing by nature’s rules, and art is man’s attempt to imitate the beauty of the Creator’s hand ~ Dan Brown

Thank you so much for joining us!

Happy, safe travels, y’all!

Mike and Kellye

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