Apple Blossoms by John Everett Millais

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms was painted by British painter Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) in 1856-1859, who was one of three founders of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which now is collected in Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, England.

This painting depicts in a spring day, a family, maybe friends, getting together to have a picnic in an apple trees garden. John Everett Millais concentrated on every details of this painting with very bright watercolors. Under his painting, his apple trees are very clear and fresh green with many white apple buds which shows a vivid and vital landscape to viewers. The painting also shows 8 girls in this painting, the black-red dressing girl flips back her hair; the black dressing girl standing and pouring tea to the light-green dressing girl who stretches out her hand to take cup; the dark-green dressing girl who wears some apple flowers carrying a teapot; the two small girls are watching towards left just like thinking or listening carefully; the other green-black dressing girl who holds a teacup and look upon to the yellow dressing girl who lying down on the grass. Actually it is a harmonious atmosphere and leisure time for these girls while a sickle occurs in this painting which presents harvest and the threat of time flying and death. The purpose of Millais painted the green apple trees, blossoming flowers, young and gorgeous girls, all beautiful creatures in this painting was want to show viewers to cherish precious youth and beauty due to short life.

Every figures of this painting are different and well position (different gestures and dresses of figures) which showed to viewers like a snapshot due to Millais's great design. This painting is a good choice for drawing room decoration.

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