When I first saw the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo on a postcard years ago I did a double take. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, it was so darn weird. Here is drawing of the man that is my very first A to Z Challenge post.
|Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Self Portrait|
Arcimboldo painted many human heads made up of vegetables, plants, flowers, fruits, sea creatures, etc. Having a fondness for books, the below is one of my favorites. Each thing included in the painting has significance (in relation to the book culture of the time), including the animal tails which were used as dusters and make up the beard.
|The Librarian, 1566.|
|Water, 1566. Part of the Four Elements.|
|The Summer, 1562. Part of the Four Seasons.|
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