10 stunning depictions of Autumn in art



2017-09-11 15:07:14

Autumn’s melancholy charms have been inspiring artists from time immemorial.

As we start bundling up in coats and getting really into hot chocolate again, let’s take a look at some of the most spectacular ways the season has been represented in art.

10. Villagers in Autumn (1963) – Lu Shoukun

Image: Christie

Ink painter Lu Shoukun sold this painting to a collector in 1963 

9. Cherry Autumn (1983) – Bridget Riley


Bridget Riley uses an autumnal palette in this distinctive stripe painting 

8. Dissolution of Autumn (1918) – Giacomo Balla


Giacomo Balla was a hugely important figure in the futurist movement 

7. Vertumnus and Pomona (circa 1665) - Jan Pauwel Gillemans the Younger


Jan Pauwel Gillemans the Younger represents Autumn as a rich harvest 

6. Black & Tan Leaves (1928) – Georgia O’Keeffe


Here Georgia O'Keeffe paints a still life using leaves rather than her usual flowers 

5. Dame Autumn Hath a Mournful Face (1871) – John Atkinson Grimshaw


John Atkinson Grimshaw's Dame Autumn is a suitably moody composition 

4. Autumn Scene at Shiobara (1922) – Kawase Hasui


The "shin-hanga" movement revived Japanese printmaking as an artform during the early 20th century 

3. Homage to the Square: Autumn Climax (1963) – Josef Albers


Josef Albers strips Autumn down to its bare tones 

2. Meule (1891) – Claude Monet


Monet painted this haystack near his home in the Autumn of 1891 

1. Birch Forest (1903) – Gustav Klimt


Klimt's Birch Forest is the archetypal Autumn scene 

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