The varieties of apple that are eaten around the world today have been shaped by a process of human selection over generations. And conversely, throughout time, the apple has been adopted as an artistic device to portray human emotion. Art UK have published an article on their website that explores various ways that artists have depicted a person holding an apple. This article is based on our final ‘Apple Story’ – ‘People Holding Apples‘.
Art UK is the online home for every public art collection in the United Kingdom. They are an art education charity and democratise access to art. Their website brings together art from over 3,400 British institutions in one of the UK’s biggest ever arts partnerships. It shows over 300,000 works by over 50,000 artists and is growing all the time.
You will find the art held by museums, universities, libraries, town halls and hospitals, together with art owned by national bodies such as the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland.
Building on this wonderful repository of artworks, the Art UK website is rich in story content and learning resources, and it offers many ways for everyone to engage with art.
Through their work, they make art accessible to all – for enjoyment, learning and research. Thanks to generous supporters, it’s all free.
Image: Caesar van Everdingen – Boy Holding an Apple 1664 Courtesy of Barnsley Museums © Cannon Hall Museum collection
Read ‘People holding apples: an emotional artistic connection’ on the Art UK website