Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Life Dates:
1527 – 1593
Artist Biography:
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 - 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books; that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject.