In autumn the green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs turn into various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta and brown. The phenomenon is commonly called the autumn colours. The falling leaves add movements to the scene. On the other hand, they may also lead to the feeling of melancholy.
Autumn has always been the favourite season of many people. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.
Many artists have painted spectacular oil paintings of the autumn colours with colourful trees , haystacks or people harvesting their crops.
Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875) was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers; he can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. For more information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Millet
Marie-Guillaume Charles Le Roux (1814 – 1895) was a landscape painter of the Barbizon school. He is noted for his paintings of the Loire and its surroundings. For more information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Le_Roux
Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Pissarro
Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899) was an Impressionist landscape artist who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air capturing effects of light and atmosphere by completing their work out of doors. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Sisley
Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific artist of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to en plein air landscape painting. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gauguin
Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh
Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858 – 1925) was an American artist born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and later attended Académie Julian, Paris. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Metcalf
Piano Music depicting the Autumn colours
Tchaikovsky – The Seasons: October (“Autumn Song”) – Vladimir Tropp (an honoured pianist of Russia, born in 1939, since 2002 he has taught at the faculty of special piano at the Moscow Conservatoire)
pianushko Published on Jan 17, 2012
Vladimir Tropp, piano Эпиграф из А. К. Толстого: “Осень, осыпается весь наш бедный сад, Листья пожелтелые по ветру летят…”
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