Monday, September 20, 2010

Flora and Fauna

Allegory of Spring by Guiseppe Arcimboldo, 1563, The Louvre, Paris.

Arcimboldo created some of the most fascinating paintings of the 16th century. He began his career making stained glass windows and eventually worked for royalty where he created portraits made of fruits, vegetables, flowers, leaves and even books. The National Gallery in Washington is hosting an exhibition of his work which is the first time his paintings have travelled to the US.


Cotton Blossom said...

I had never seen this before. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

just discovered your site. I LOVE IT. and i would like to use it in my classroom! - wondering if you are going to cont. to post b/c i see that there hasnt been a post in oct. 2010. my art students will love your blurbs.

Martha said...

Thank you for the kind words, I strive to update more often, but have trouble actually getting it done. I will continue to try and post on a more regular basis.


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