Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Book of Symbols, Day 65: Apple

Day 65: Apple, gouache, 6x8 in., Otto

A botanical relative of the rose, the apple goes back to the earliest phases of human settlement; its present size and sweetness results from long domestication of its small, sour served as a common love gift in ancient Greece, where the apple was imagined as an attribute of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

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