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Art Throb 16: The Magic Apple Tree (1830) by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) - 09/19/2012
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Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), The Magic Apple Tree (1830) Drawing (pen, Indian ink and watercolour on paper) 349 x 273 mm The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge It's there particularly in the mornings and evenings - the lower temperatures and changes in the light which, while gilded, is less intense, more nuanced. Leaves are still green, but ivy is deep red. Autumn is edging in on summer. If ever a painting were appropriate, it's this one. While the title The Magic Apple Tree  is a misnomer, chosen by Samuel Palmer's son after his father's death, its magical properties are more metaphorical than literal. With a church at the centre, this is clearly a painting about divine abundance as manifested in a bountiful harvest - the fruit on the tree and the bales in the cornfields. Gleaming gold against an early evening sky, these cornfields are the backdrop to a valley of overlapping hills a...

Art Throb 16: The Magic Apple Tree (1830) by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)



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