Tuesday, May 03, 2011

arcimboldo's bold works

lately i've been fascinated by the art of italian painter giuseppe arcimboldo, of the high renaissance. (please click that link for some AWESOME images!) he has a range of styles, but i'm most intrigued by his "composite heads," portraits made up of fruits, vegetables, trees, fish, and other materials. i checked out a GIANT coffee table book of his work, and it's so fun to look at.

Summer, 1563

Water, 1566

The Librarian, 1566

Four Seasons in One, 1590

Flora, 1591

Winter, 1573

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