Spring is here



Spring by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. This magical and bizarre portrait, painted in the 16th century by the Italian artist,  is part of his Four Seasons series which resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Take a closer look at his fascinating and whimsical paintings  made up of vegetables, fruit and flowers, fish and books here.







Vegetables in a Bowl or The Gardener


zee, 29th April 2010

Welcome Summer!




Time for another picture by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Here are two  versions  of Summer, both painted in 1573.  You can see the date and the artist's name in the embroidery on the jacket.


Photos courtesy of www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org









zee, 10th June 2010