It's often said that "art imitates nature" (imitate means to reflect, or do an impression of).
However, you might have seen Stephen Fry turn this on its head in one of his answers:
Inspired by Oscar Wilde, he suggested “nature imitates art”, stating that...
Once a painter like Turner for example had painted a sky or mist in a certain way it changed the way we all saw sunsets and mists. We can now look at a certain sky and say, “oh look how Blake that is.” Or, “what Constable clouds.” Or “Hm, that sky is a rather poor attempt at a Turner.” All artists, writers as much as painters and sculptors see into the heart of things and make us see them anew."Stephen Fry