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Blue Apple by Natalia Baras

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So, if you have been reading our posts, you know that school is beginning to creep back into our thoughts, as much as we would like to banish it away and run for the hills. However, as much as we would like to do that, well…. school is coming for us whether we like it or not.

With that in mind, then, we figured that apples might be on the brains of many of you as well. To us, apples represent so many things: the beginning of fall, with all of its color changes and crisp days, as well as the return of a somewhat-normal schedule for family, and the fun of hanging out with friends and loved ones at football games and soccer games. Let’s face it — Apples are fall.

But apples are also a symbol for school and all things school-related. Teachers love apples, right? Isn’t that the old saying, “An apple a day keeps a teacher at play?” All kidding aside, our artists at Fine Art America have done an amazing job of curating some beautiful art print pieces for your home, or for your favorite teacher to enjoy in his or her classroom.

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Apples in Art

We did not realize when we began writing in this category, but a lot of artists seem to like to paint apples as well. Apples are everywhere in our art pieces. Old men are drinking wine next to apples. Apples are split open and dissected, or merely admired as pieces of perfect fruit. Apples are paired with other fruit in a still life, although they always take center stage of course. Then of course, there are the sensual paintings of women offering apples to men, a la Adam and Eve — apples represent temptation and sin, and who among us does not like a good sin now and then? Apples hang from trees along a fall journey or fall to the ground to be picked and eaten.

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Photography and Apples

In addition to apples being the subject of paintings, apples are also the subjects of photography. Here we find apples of every color of the rainbow, heaped together in succulent piles, enticingly perched next to a homemade pie, or standing alone, dappled with dew and resolute in solitude. Apples are photographed next to spinning whorls of color or perched precariously from a single bare white tree branch. As with paintings, apples appear in many photographic still lifes as well, with the richness of their color never being outshone, but contributing to the bounty of the feast. Apples look magnificent, however they are placed, no matter if there is one apple, or dozens. You could group pictures of apples together for an earthy look in your kitchen, a glimpse of the treats you have in the favorite spot of the house.

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Whether you adore apples as we do, or you just adore the connotations of apples in literature and the Bible, why not come on in and have a look at our horde of apples? You are sure to be able to pick just the right painting or photograph to usher in the fall season.

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