Tuesday, 13 January 2009

I Me Mine GCSE 2009 - Portraits From Personal Objects

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (also spelled Arcimboldi; 1527 - 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 recognisable likeness of the portrait subject.
Vertemnus 1591

The Librarian - 1566

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