Autumn in Art History

Now that Autumn is upon us I have been going on more walks on the Sussex Downs. This time of year always causes me to reflect, and to take a moment and appreciate the beautiful landscapes. Autumn is my favourite season for a number of reasons; it is the perfect weather for just a cardigan or jumper; the crunchy leaves; the fresh crisp air in the morning mist; cosying up in the evening with a blanket and cup of tea while it’s raining outside! Autumn has an atmosphere that is like no other season, in the urban environment as well as in nature.

What better way to celebrate the season than through art. I have chosen three images that I feel have captured the essence of Autumn. The melancholic and dark depiction of autumn is present in all of my choices, as is the transitional nature of decay and change that has inspired artists for centuries.

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