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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Image of the Month – September 2018

This post has been a long time coming! Along with my dissertation, placement, and job applications, I haven’t had much time to do my ‘Image of the Month’ posts, however, I thought it was time to get my sh*t together and be more consistent with posting! 

Image of the Month – Romanticism & Death of Chatterton

Henry Wallis, Death of Chatterton, 1856, oil on canvas, 622 x 933 mm. Tate.

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Image of the Month – November, 2016

As this is my first ‘Image of the Month’, I thought I’d use this as an opportunity for my readers to get to know me.

Stanmer Church is located in Stanmer Village, a small, quaint village behind Sussex University. When me and my partner lived on campus we would take a walk to the local farm shop, then onwards to the grounds of Stanmer House. (The church is 50 meters from the main House).

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