Event Title

Apples in Art

Location

Diamond 146

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

This paper focuses on the transformation of the depiction of apples in art over the course of history, using specific examples from textual sources, various genres of art, and time periods and considers the meaning of such a motif. We can observe how the apple has evolved from a rare and valuable possession to an abundant and mundane fruit found in almost every supermarket in the world. Throughout the centuries, the apple has remained a frequent subject in art because it is both a familiar object and yet one which conveys a wide range of meanings and symbolism.

Faculty Sponsor

Veronique Plesch

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Art Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

942

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:25 PM

Apples in Art

Diamond 146

This paper focuses on the transformation of the depiction of apples in art over the course of history, using specific examples from textual sources, various genres of art, and time periods and considers the meaning of such a motif. We can observe how the apple has evolved from a rare and valuable possession to an abundant and mundane fruit found in almost every supermarket in the world. Throughout the centuries, the apple has remained a frequent subject in art because it is both a familiar object and yet one which conveys a wide range of meanings and symbolism.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/226