[Sca-cooks] Arcimboldo's Feast for the Eyes
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Oct 11 04:54:41 PDT 2007
The New York Times yesterday (10/10/07) carried
an article titled "Arcimboldo's Feast for the Eyes."
The exhibit is in Paris at the Musee du Luxembourg and runs
to January 13th, 2008.
"Famous for his composite heads made up of a combination
of plants, fruits, animals and other elements,
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) remains something of a mystery.
The exhibition presents one hundred works.
In addition to the well-known composite heads on loan
from private collections and museums around the world,
an important group of paintings (including numerous portraits
on view for the first time), tapestries, and
drawings pay tribute to the extent of the artist's
extraordinary pictorial universe, unequalled in allegorical and formal
(An English version of the site is available for those that don't read
There are a number of pictures online, plus a variety of merchandise.
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