Giuseppe arcimboldo

A 16th century portrait in fruit and vegetables by Arcimboldo - still amazes me how modern this is for the 16th century.

The Greatest Food Still Lifes in Art History

Summer - Artist: Giuseppe Arcimboldo Completion Date: 1563 Style: Mannerism (Late Renaissance) Series: The Seasons Genre: allegorical painting Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 67 x 51 cm Gallery: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

New York based photographer Klaus Enrique Gerdes has recreated images by Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo who created real-life portraits in the Century using fruit, vegetables, meat and flowers.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Spring, 1563.

Spring, from a series depicting the four seasons, 1573 by Giuseppe Arcimboldi from Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain

Arcimboldo  //   Arcimboldo is known as a 16th-century Mannerist. A transitional period from 1520 to 1590, Mannerism adopted some artistic elements from the High Renaissance and influenced other elements in the Baroque period. Arcimboldo also tried to show his appreciation of nature through his portraits.

For a time, Arcimboldo painted portraits in Prague in the court of the Holy Roman Empire. Here is a portrait of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor at the time, painted as Vertumnus, Roman god of the seasons.

Four Seasons - Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1573

A World of Art through Visual Exploration: Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Four Seasons Painting // model : the king // affect the surrealist