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ARTmonday: 14 Apple Artworks

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions Jews observe is to dip apples into honey to signify the sweetness of a new year. In celebration of the new year, here are 14 apple artworks.

Included are self portraits by two of my favorite Boston photographers (I don’t think either is Jewish), Japanese sculpture, a young Mick Jagger (not Jewish), and more traditional apple still lifes. Shana Tovah!

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Apples    Ella Moss    Society6

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All of Eden’s Apples    Elle Hanley    Saatchi Art

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A red apple and so on     Kaoru Ishikawa    Rise Art

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Stephen Sheffield

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Apple    Yulia Luchkina    Saatchi Art

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Apple    Mateo Lopez    Casey Kaplan    Artsy

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Apples    Abigail Moffat    Saatchi  Art

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Apples    Paula Bieninicka    Society6

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Mick Jagger, Paris, 1966    Jean-Marie Périer  •  Taschen    Artsy

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Juicy Apple  •  Lindsay Megahed  •  Minted

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Little Red Riding Sonny    Todd Squires  •  Bang And Burne    Artsy

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The Apple    Gintaras Zubrys    Saatchi Art

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An Apple House    Ceslovas Cesnakevicius    Saatchi Art

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Destinations series  •  Alicia Savage 

And some bonus pieces.
One can’t consider of apple artwork without Rene Magritte.
I saw the Magritte retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in 1992; a total treat.

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The Son of Man, 1964

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The Listening Room, 1952

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ARTmonday: Alicia Savage’s Self-Portraits

I am totally smitten with the work of Boston-based artist Alicia Savage, who specializes in self-portraits. A graduate of Northeastern University, Savage returned to school at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts for training in photography. Savage describes her self-portraits, which are atmospheric, imaginative, and at times surreal, as “an organic exploration and evolving documentation of her present and past.”

Gabrielle Schaffner, who organizes Fort Point Open Studios (the next one is May 15-17) here in Boston, first pointed out Alicia Savage’s work to me, correctly guessing I’d love it. I love it so much that I’ve reached out to her and I am excited to say that I will be hanging one of Alicia Savage’s self-portraits in the model apartment I am decorating at the new Troy Boston building in the South End.

I am deciding between the first and the second one below for the space. I’d also love to purchase one. For all the images of women in fields and levitating women in post here, I only own one similar photograph. That must change. If you happen to be in Bogota next month, Alicia Savage’s self-portraits will be exhibited in the International Bienniel Photo Bogota 2015. From the looks of it, I am about to discover a whole bunch of new artists to showcase here. You can find other, similar images on my Female Figures in Art board on Pinterest too.

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