Giuseppe Arcimboldo
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 recognisable likeness of the portrait subject.

Arcimboldo was born in Milan in 1527, the son of Biagio, a painter who did work for the office of the Fabbrica in the Duomo. Arcimboldo was commissioned to do stained glass window designs beginning in 1549, including the Stories of St. Catherine of Alexandria vitrage at the Duomo. In 1556 he worked with Giuseppe Meda on frescoes for the Cathedral of Monza. In 1558, he drew the cartoon for a large tapestry of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, which still hangs in the Como Cathedral today.


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Peasant Women Going to the Market - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Peasant Women Going to the Market
Spring (3) - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Spring (3)
Fruits in a basket - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Fruits in a basket
The Summer - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
The Summer
Design of a dress for Geometry - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Design of a dress for Geometry
The Winter - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
The Winter
The Winter 5 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
The Winter 5
The Spring 4 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
The Spring 4
Design of a dress for Cancerbero - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Design of a dress for Cancerbero
Maximilian II and His Family - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Maximilian II and His Family
Eve with the apple - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
Eve with the apple
The Winter 2 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo - www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org
The Winter 2

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