Category: Collage Photography
Posted: August 10, 2009



Mixed Media Portrait in the style of Arcimboldo

Arcimboldo

by cleo85

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo [1527-1593] was an Italian painter who is best known for his portrait heads made of fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, books, and household items. The arrangement of these objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject as is Vertumnus, a portrait of Rudolf II arranged with fruit, vegetables and flowers. Wile Arcimboldo's conventional work got forgotten these portraits are admired and remain as a source of fascination today.
It is debated if these portraits surreal, whimsical or the product of a deranged mine but it seams most of the critics believe that Arcimboldo was far from mentally ill And crated to the mode of his time, the renaissance fascination with the bizarre.
Arcimboldo influenced painters and writers through history.
I used a several photos of fruit and vegetables and a portrait of my husband to create this mixed media in Paint Shop and Digital Image Suite. Other then Arcimboldo, who arranged his portrait entirely without a human element I gave the picture human eyes, the eyes of my husband whom I thank greatly that he let me do so.
Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Maximum Photography, paint Shop, Digital Image Suite


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