Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Italian painter of the late Renaissance (1527-1593)

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1527

Place of Birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 11-Jul-1593

Profession: painter

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Giuseppe Arcimboldo

  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian: [d?u'z?ppe art?im'b?ldo]; also spelled Arcimboldi) (1526 or 1527 – 11 July 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. These works form a distinct category from his other productions.
  • He was a conventional court painter of portraits for three Holy Roman Emperors in Vienna and Prague, also producing religious subjects and, among other things, a series of coloured drawings of exotic animals in the imperial menagerie.
  • The still-life portraits were clearly partly intended as whimsical curiosities to amuse the court, but critics have speculated as the degree of serious engagement with Renaissance Neo-Platonism or other intellectual currents that they have.

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