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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo is well known for his complexity still life art which included the collection of nonliving things or found objects into multicolored. He aims to illustrate the close affinity between humans and nature. Additionally, he did it to show his esteemed nature and environment at large.

His absurd portraiture of human heads comprising of flowers, tree roots, fruits, and vegetables were favorites to his contemporaries in all his paintings ever since his paintings have been a fountain of attraction throughout history. The gardener by Giuseppe Arcimboldo oil art painting is done at the Worlds Artist, and it is purely hand-painted. Professional artists do this. The current location of Giuseppe Arcimboldo pictograms can be traced for view in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches museum several museums in Sweden and Italy. Below are some of the notable arts from Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

The Librarian, 1566 - This is an oil-painted portrait developed in 1956; this portrait represents Wolfgang Lazius. Wolfgang is one of the historians who worked at the Roman Emperors of the house of Habsburg. He was also a humanist. In this portrait, Arcimboldo used things that reflected the book culture at that particular time. The beard on the portrait is from the animal tails. This has brought up contradictions; many thought his art was a sign of all librarians and scholarship recognition. Others had a different perception; they saw it as satirical mocking. A good example is Elhard K.C.

The Jurist/the lawyer, 1566 - This portrait describes a representative of the legal profession. Its facial aspects are made up of the plucked carcasses of fish and poultry. On the other hand, the body is composed of legal papers. This painting is available in two versions; one is in Sweden's National Museum of fine arts custody. The other one is in the private collector in Millan. This art was developed as Arcimboldo served as a court painter to Maximilian II. It is still unclear if this work was for a legal profession or a real lawyer. This has led to contradicting statements from scholars. Some scholars indicated that the art could be Ulrich Zasius, the German lawyer. And others have the perception that it represents the vice-chancellor of Maximilian II.

The Vertumnus, 1551 - This painting is one of the well-known arts from Arcimboldo; it is a representation of the Holy Roman emperor Rudolf the second. He used the diversity of vegetables and fruits with this art, like pears, apples, grapes, beans, and gourds. One thing about Arcimboldo portraits is that they are made of items related to the individual he was painting. Generally, he was fond of using fruits and vegetables across all seasons. He used them to show the abundance of the golden age that came back governance of the emperor.