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The Greatest Food Still Lifes in Art History

A 16th century portrait in fruit and vegetables by Arcimboldo - still amazes me how modern this is for the 16th century.

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Arcimboldo // Arcimboldo is known as a 16th-century Mannerist. A transitional period from 1520 to 1590, Mannerism adopted some artistic elements from the High Renaissance and influenced other elements in the Baroque period. Arcimboldo also tried to show his appreciation of nature through his portraits.

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from Mail Online

Pictures that look good enough to eat: Photographer recreates portraits by 16th Century painter with fruit and vegetables

A stunning image of a gentleman made entirely out of actual flowers and leaves originally painted by Arcimboldo

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Earth (The Elements), c. 1570 ( more detail about the painter :: http://www.all-art.org/early_renaissance/arcimboldo01biography.html ) @drew covi Turner

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Project #2 Me, Myself and I Giuseppe Arcimboldo He was very unique in his style of portraits. Arcimboldo used objects of everyday life to create his portraits of people. His style combined still life with portraiture.

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