In Caravaggio’s Boy with a Basket of Fruit (c.1593), peaches evoke sensual possibility: The hot rose blush of the fruits’ skin is mirrored in the boy’s flushed cheeks. Peaches as a synonym for blossoming lust are also seen in Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait (c.1434), where the impending reality of the newlyweds’ bedchamber is suggested by peaches hidden in the corner of the painting. As in 15th-century art history, so in 21st-century popular imagery: From the sticky way peach juice This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Walt Odets The author and clinical psychologist on why self-acceptance is the key to a gay man's well-being. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 47 A Picture of Health Xiaopeng Yuan photographs the world’s weirdest wellness cures. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi Inside the astrology company on a mission to prove workplace well-being is more than a corporate tagline. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Julia Bainbridge On the life-enhancing potential of not drinking alcohol.