Sunday, June 14, 2009

Guiseppe Arcimboldo: Self Portrait

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)Self-portrait in paper (Man of Letters)Pen and ink on paper - 44,2 x 31,8 cmGenoa, Musei di Strada Nuova,Palazzo Rosso, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe

Behold the artist responsible for making faces out of grains, fruit, vegetables, fish, birds and meat!

Notice he didn't exclude himself in the process - the first self portrait is himself made from paper.
His line drawings are fantastic and I particularly like second self portrait. The eyes are deep and hold emotion, the crooked nose....
Hi G!

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