This is a verse from one of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s poems titled Autumn Song and it is not by chance that I chose this title for today’s Blog. Autumn is upon us and the colours of the leaves are slowly changing into that explosion of yellows, reds, purples and browns that we are all familiar with. Artists and poets alike have been and still are fascinated by this season that impel to melancholy and daydream.
Landscape painters and photographers are taking strolls in parks, woodlands and viewpoints to capture the colour and the atmosphere of this season, each with their specific tools and mediums. Trees, dying leaves, the movement of the skies, autumn colours reflected in water are just a few elements in autumnal artworks that we can admire from Cezanne to contemporary artists. An autumn painting is warm and cosy protecting you from the chill outside that slowly begins to reign over nature.
“In autumn at the fall of the leaf” is an atemporal place that inspires artists and poets of all times to do what they know best: enchant the viewers with metaphors depicted with words and colours alike.