W We are halfway through September! I am already thinking: beautiful leaves and anticipation of everything pumpkin, apple spice, Halloween and of course, boots and cozy scarves.
I can see why so many amazing artists were inspired by the richness of Fall.
My first choice is absolutely unique and surreal, Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593). Giuseppe was an Italian painter famous for creating imaginative portraits made entirely of objects, such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. He painted his Autumn in 1573. Now you can enjoy it in the Louvre Museum, Paris. You can also see the appreciation of the Fall in his Four Seasons in One Head, 1590.
For me, Fall always has a little bit of mystery and sadness. Nature goes into deep sleep, to be renewed when Spring comes. Here is Sir John Everett Millais’s Autumn Leaves, 1856. This painting evokes a deep sense of melancholy, while attaining a high level of Pre-Raphaelite beauty. According to an English art historian, Malcolm John Warner, the painter was reading Tennyson’s The Princess while working on the painting, “…and his thoughts echo the poet’s as expressed in the well-known song in Part IV:”
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean.
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn-fields,
And thinking on the days that are no more.
Van Gogh’s vibrant oranges and yellows in Olive Trees, with Yellow Sky and Sun, 1889, suggest the Fall season. However, there is also some mystery about his paintings as well.
Idyllic Fall, by Kawai Gyokudō, Autumn Landscape, with Colored Maple Trees. The artist presents the joys of the autumn landscape in all its variety and invites us to savor the deepening season, as expressed in these paintings – as the seasons transitions around us.
Beautiful Golden Autumn, by Isaac Levitan. This painting is full of sunshine and its blue sky filled with white clouds. Perfect Fall picture for me.
What can be better than having your coffee while enjoying art!
Cintia Bolognesi draws her cute and fun illustrations while having her coffee. My choice for Fall is this cute young lady.
The best cup of coffee is the one you share with like-minded people. Here we are, in a little coffee shop in St. Pete, Florida, hiding from the rain.
I stumbled upon these two photos online. One from Russia and the second I believe from Poland. These photos create the perfect autumn atmosphere; enjoying the cool weather while drinking hot coffee. What can be better?
They say this place is so small that if you were passing on the street, you might miss it. Great place to hide from the wind and rain. I love Scandinavia: cool Nordic weather, warm delicious food, organic design and great people.
Finally, last but not least, artwork by Philippines-based illustrator, Abigail L. Dela Cruz. Definitely cozy art for a stormy weather.