Saturday, 4 January 2014

Order and or Disorder Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giseppi Arcimbaldo (1527 - 1597) Arcimbaldo was a court portrait painter - and was employed to paint portraits of the royal family and officials in Vienna and Prague. He is remembered for his imaginative 'surreal' paintings of people made from objects. Inspired I think by the Celtic and early Christian tradition of Green Man carvings on Churches no one else would paint like this until Salvador Dali and the Surrealists nearly 400 years later
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