Giuseppe ArcimboldoGiuseppe Arcimboldo

Life: 1527-1593
Birth Place: Milan, Italy
Historical Role: Painter
Movement: Pre-Surrealist
Primary countries affected: Austria, Italy
Works: see below

Biography:


Giuseppe Arcimbold was born in 1527 in Milan, Italy. In 1562 he moved to Vienna to become the court painter to the Hapsburg Emperors. He had a unique style of only using objects to create portraits of people, his choice of objects included fruits, vegetables, fish and even books.

Works:

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Sources:


Gerlings, C. (2008). 100 Great Artists. London: Arcturus Publishing Limited.