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Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Arcimboldo was an Italian painter who was famous as the creator of imaginative portrait heads made of vegetable, fruits, flowers, fish, books, sea creatures and tree roots. He had executed many stained glass window designs, ”Stories of St. Catherine of Alexandria” at the Duomo and frescoes at the Cathedral at Monza. He had painted cartoons for the tapestry at the Cathedral of Como. He was court portraitist, painter and decorator to Ferdinand I, Maxmilian II and Rudolf II. Arcimboldo’s traditional religious paintings have been consigned to the dustbins of history, but his portrait-heads made of fruits etc are admired even today. His paintings and portraits are at Kunsthistorisches Museum and Habsburg Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Louvre in Paris, and also in Sweden. Some of his art pieces are to be seen at Uffizi and at Cremona and Brescia in Italy. In the US his paintings can be seen at Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford CON, Denver Art Museum at Denver COL, and Menil Foundation at Houston TX and at Candie Museum in Guernsey.


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Air. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Basle, Switzerland
Air
Fire. 1566. Oil on wood. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.
Fire
Earth. c.1570. Oil on wood. Private collection, Vienna, Austria.
Earth
Water. 1566. Oil on wood. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Water
The Librarian. c.1566. Oil on canvas. Skoklosters Slott, Balsta, Sweden
The Librarian
The Lawyer. 1566. Oil on canvas. Statens Konstsamlingar, Gripsholm Slott, Stokholm, Sweden.
The Lawyer
The Cook, a visual pun which can be turned upside down. c.1570. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Stokholm, Sweden
The Cook
Spring. 1573. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France
Spring.
Summer. 1573. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France
Summer.
Autumn. 1573. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France
Autumn.
Winter. 1573. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
Winter.
Self-Portrait. c.1575. Blue pen-and-wash drawing. Narodni Gallery, Prague, Chechia
Self-Portrait.
Eve and the Apple, with Counterpart. 1578. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Basle, Switzerland
Eve and the Apple
Vertumnus. 1590-1591. Oil on wood. Skoklosters Slott, Balsta, Sweden
Vertumnus
  Flora. c.1591. Oil on wood. Private collection, Paris, France
Flora