Giving Back to Earth: Website Designs Featuring Nature Elements – Surreal Imagery

Surrealism has never really trended in website design, but we certainly did have a spate of 'floating islands'. Using elements from nature to create surreal imagery is not an easy task, therefore, this round-up is not huge! The most common uses for surrealism using nature's elements are food and drink websites, but not exclusively so, as you will see from the examples included here.

Surrealism is defined as featuring the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur. There are really no hard and fast rules on what is or isn't surreal art, but it is basically the opposite of 'real' art, therefore, something you wouldn't expect to see – although surreal images do appear occasionally in natural elements – particularly in cloud formations. In this compilation, there are mostly manipulated surreal images using nature elements, but there are a couple of natural images included.

Surreal Imagery Using Nature Elements in Web Design

Narhir Design
Narhir Design

PixLogix
PixLogix

The Oleg
The Oleg

Bandar Arts
Bandar Arts

FK Agency
FK Agency

Poco People
Poco People

Media Engine
Media Engine

Madwell
Madwell

Good Twin
Good Twin

Hotel Lago di Garda
Hotel Lago di Garda

Hugo Franca
Hugo Franca

Sochi 2014 Life Fitness
Sochi 2014 Life Fitness

Paco Rabanne – Invictus Award
Paco Rabanne Invictus Award

V2 Visionary Vanguard
V2 Visionary Vanguard

NZ Opera
NZ Opera

TRVX Publics Premiers Actes
TRVX Publics Premiers Actes

O Green Special T
O Green Special T

Conclusion

I hope you agree with me that these examples feature extremely inspirational imagery. Do you agree that all of these images are surreal? It is a subjective subject, and although I am sure art masters would be able to definitively state if these are surreal or not, for most of us lay people it is somewhat in the eye of the beholder.

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