Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vegetal Portraits

I'm fascinated by these whimsical 16th Century portraits by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, with each feature and element created from ordinary objects, most of them vegetal. They're beautifully detailed, bizarre and even grotesque.

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1 comment:

  1. I was lucky enough to see several of these in person at the Louvre about 10 years ago. The detail and composition is absolutely stunning. Many of them are kind of freaky but also so cool.