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Arcimboldo Biography


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Arcimboldo Biography

  1. 1. If Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted a portrait today…<br />What do you see in this portrait??<br />
  2. 2. it might look like this. <br />What do you see in this portrait???<br />
  3. 3. Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter during the Renaisance period. <br />
  4. 4. He was born in Milan, Italy.<br />* In 1527<br />
  5. 5. Puzzles and riddles were very popular during the Renaissance period.<br />
  6. 6. Just like a puzzle he painted portrait heads made up of all different kinds of objects.<br />Can you find the pea pod in the portrait????<br />
  7. 7. Did you find the pea pod?<br />The pea pod is used for the teeth.<br />
  8. 8. In 1562 he was a court portraitist to Ferdinand at the Habsburg Court in Vienna.<br />Habsburgcourt in Vienna<br />Ferdinand<br />
  9. 9. And later to Maximilian II and his son Rudolf II in a court in Prague.<br />Rudolf<br />Prague<br />Maximilian<br />
  10. 10. The King of Saxony visited Vienna in 1570 and when he saw Arcimboldo’s work he wanted a copy of his now famous Four Seasons.<br />Can you figure out which portrait is which season?<br />
  11. 11. WINTER<br />Why do you think Arcimboldo called this winter???<br />
  12. 12. SPRING<br />What did Arcimboldo use to make this portrait look like Spring??<br />
  13. 13. SUMMER<br />Why do you think this one is called Summer?? What do you see?<br />
  14. 14. AUTUMN<br />What makes you think of autumn or fall in this portrait?<br />
  15. 15. Giuseppe Arcimboldo made complex portraits using simple items. He used things such as fruit, flowers, fish and books. If you were Arcimboldo what would you use?<br />
  16. 16. References:<br /><br /><br />