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Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Four Seasons, 1563-1573

Establishing Arcimboldo as one of the 16th Century's most intriguing artists, this series of four portraits is one of his most recognisable works. As a Mannerist artist, Arcimboldo was keen to emphasize the symbiotic relationship of man and nature. Thus, the Italian painter sought items that epitomize each season and composed them to form human figures...

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe artʃimˈbɔldo]; also spelled Arcimboldi) (1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. More