Autumn ushers in beautiful colors and a few special events…
Between late September and November the leaves change color and we become immersed in the breathtaking landscapes of varying hues of yellow, orange, red, beige, brown and burgundy.
Come, thou monarch of the vine,
Plumpy Bacchus, with pink eyne.
In thy vats our cares be drowned.
With thy grapes our hairs be crowned.
Cup us till the world go round,
Cup us till the world go round.
But who was Bacchus? Bacchus was the Roman god of wine, harvesting and pleasure, often depicted drunk, with a cup of wine in his hand and surrounded by vine leaves.
Michelangelo Buonarroti depicted a young Bacchus, drunk with wine and staggering; behind him the satyr Pan who takes advantage of the drunken state of the god and is eagerly eating his grapes.
In his Young Bacchus, the Bolognese artist Guido Reni, instead, paints a naked child, plump and drunk with wine.
One of the most famous festivals in autumn is definitely Halloween… But maybe not everyone knows that Halloween originated in Ireland.
Its origins date back to when the green Erin was dominated by the Celts, Halloween corresponds to the ancient Samhain, a kind of Celtic New Year that separated the summer period from the winter and was celebrated most likely on October 31.
Only after the great Irish migration of 800, Halloween became an important holiday in America
Browse our gallery and discover a selection of the most diverse styles and objects where orange is the dominant color.
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Cover: An almost perfect reflection of Autumn colour in the Middle Lake at Sheffield Park from pale pampas grass, and deep green rhododendrons to gold, orange and red acers. Foto: Andrew Butler – NT02258