I Think We All Need to See This Exhibit

by Prince Of Petworth November 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm 9 Comments


From Wikipedia:

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (also spelled Arcimboldi) (1527 – July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books — that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject.

  • Anonymous

    It is a really great exhibit.

  • victoria

    It’s especially good for kids too.

  • Dan

    Almost as good as the exhibit is the giant three-dimentional Arcimboldo head sculpture outside of the exhibit. It is nuts.

  • s

    This exhibit is awesome. The Munch exhibit on display there is pretty great too. Not a bad time to make a visit to the East Wing.

  • Ryan

    I’ll second that. I went last week and had a great time. Both exhibits are fantastic.

  • Rod

    Arcimboldo was tripping balls waaaaaay before it became fashionable.

  • Chris on Seaton

    Loved this exhibit!!!

  • L

    I just went today and this exhibit is super rad, especially considering that these were painted in the 1500’s! And the sculpture outside the exhibit is seriously awesome.

  • MK

    I went to the exhibit twice because once just wasn’t enough! The show is well curated and the short film they have really makes you think about how much he influenced imagery around the world..even today! A must see!


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