Thursday, October 21, 2010


The National Gallery of Art in DC hosts Archimboldo: Nature and Fantasy running through January 9, 2011.

Giuseppe Archimboldo can you believe it?  This is the 16th Century!!! and he's painting profiles of people using fruits and vegetables as elements in his design...

or chicken wings...

As much fantasy as Piero Fornasetti offered us in the 1950's-60's.......

he also recognized the master, no?

1 comment:

  1. I have always been intrigued by Archimboldo especially the paintings of peoples' profiles that you can only see if you turn them upside down (museums use mirrors at the base of the paintings). What an vivid imagination for a 16th century artist and that goes also for the more contemporary Fornasetti. Good comparison Signor Elegantone!