While we usually feature contemporary food artists, we came across a series of interesting portraits painted by renaissance painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593). Instead of using food as his medium of choice, Arcimboldo actually painted portraits re-imagined by incorporating images of fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, birds, and other various items.
He was definitely ahead of his time in terms of artistic conception and inventiveness! Many twentieth century surrealist painters (including Salvidor Dali) are said to have admired Arcimboldo's work.
Here are two of our favourites:
All images via all-art.org