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Appreciating Autumn Through Art

Appreciating Autumn Through Art

Clockwise from left: Tray Speegle, Thank You (20x200); Tatsuro Kiuchi, Tunnel (20x200); Liesl Marelli, Peeking Pumpkin (Saatchi Art)

As we head into the day meant to recognize the riches of the harvest, during which time many of us are overwhelmed with travel plans, food preparation, and family negotiation tactics, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the gorgeousness of autumn colors here in New England, as well as other four-season states.

Today’s purely aesthetic post highlights paintings, photographs, and illustrations by artists who have depicted autumnal landscapes, Thanksgiving time bounty, and little slices of Americana.

We start with Manhattan-based artist Tray Speegle’s timely “Thank You,” based, like many of his works, on vintage paint-by-number paintings (he has one of the world’s largest collections), eventually moving to RISD-trainted graphic designer Christopher Dina’s whimsical gourds print, and onto a close up of torched marshmallows by Colorado photographer Sarah Mah.

We finish with a grouping that includes Taiwanese artist Ching Ma’s sun dappled golden landscape, inspired by a Chattanooga Riverboat cruise on the Tennessee River, along with Canadian painter Anna Edels’ depiction of the last day of sunshine before Canadian Thanksgiving. Each of the scenes captures the quintessential spirit of the autumnal American landscape and Thanksgiving tradition.

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Clockwise from left: Christopher Dina, Autumn Gourds Gold (Society6); Claire Brewster, This Is Autumn (Rise Art); Autumn Woods (Society6)

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Clockwise from left: Albert Thumann, Americana, 2012 (Artsy); Sarah Mah, Thanksgiving Tradition (Society6)
; Scott Fraser, No Strings Attached, 2014, Gallery 1261 (Artsy)

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Clockwise from left: Leah Michelle, Autumnal Vortex (Saatchi Art); Cari Hernandez, Lush 2 (Serena & Lily); Anna Edels, Autumnal Shore (Saatchi Art); Ching Ma, Autumn Gorge (Saatchi Art); Pash Pervathis, Autumn (Saatchi Art)