Friday, June 12, 2015

Fun Food Creations: The Portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

It's been a while since we've had some fun with a foodie artist...

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:

Spring (1573)
Summer (1573)
Interesting paintings, right? And to think that these paintings are almost 450 years old!

All images via all-art.org