Explorations in Policing, Faith and Life (With a hint of humor, product reviews, news and whatever catches my attention)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Giuseppe Arcimboldo-Painter

I just read about this painter the other day. He was born sometime in 1527 and died in July 11, 1593. What he is know for are his portraits of his famous/powerful/wealthy that are composed of flowers and fruit. His "normal" art was never really appreciated but time as proved his "food" art.

I am consistently amazed that talent in whatever the form and in whatever the era is almost always rewarded. Here is a painter that uses fish to create a portrait and he gains as patrons Ferdinand of Vienna, Maximilian II and others of the same caliber.

We are all marvelously and wonderfully made.

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