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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Giuseppe Arcimboldo 1527-1593

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, self portrait


Giuseppe Arcimboldo (also spelled Arcimboldi; 1527 - July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books — that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject.

For more on Giuseppe Arcimboldo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Arcimboldo


Autumn, 1573
oil on canvas
Louvre Museum, Paris

Winter, 1573
oil on canvas
Louvre Museum, Paris

Winter (L'Inverno)

Winter (4)

Whimsical Portrait

Vortumnus (Vertumno)

Vegetables in a Bowl or The Gardener

The Water the Water, 1563

The Sense of Smell

The Seasons Pic-4

The Seasons Pic-3

The Seasons Pic-2

The Seasons Pic-1

The Fire, 1566

The Cook

The Admiral

The Librarian, 1566
oil on canvas
Skokloster Castle, Sweden


The Jurist, 1566
Nationalmuseum, Sweden




Summer, 1573
oil on canvas
Louvre Museum, Paris


Summer (4)

Summer (4), (detail)

Spring (3)

Spring (2)

Spring, 1573
oil on canvas
Louvre Museum, Paris

Seated Figure of Summer, 1573

Portrait of Eve

Portrait of Adam

Earth, 1570

An earlier version of 'Summer', 1563
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria

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