The Portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Composite 31 March 2012 1 Comment

In the 16th century, an Italian painter named Giuseppe Arcimboldo was on the cutting edge of his craft as he painted composite portraits of people using a variety of objects.  Some of his most famous paintings involved creating portraits out of fruits and vegetables.  In his painting below, he uses books to represent the head and torso of a man.

The Librarian by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Continue reading this article to see more portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Fruit Basket by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

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One Response on “The Portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo”

  1. Tesha says:

    Amazing stuff! It is hard to believe that he was doing these types of illusions paintings all those years ago.

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