Arcimboldo: 1526-1593 by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden

Arcimboldo: 1526-1593 Author: Sylvia Ferino-Pagden
eBook Title: Arcimboldo: 1526-1593
ISBN10: 886130379X
ISBN13: 978-8861303799
Language: English
Publisher: Skira (February 21, 2008)
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size ePub vers.: 1672 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1637 kb
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Famous all over the world for his portraits—an illustrated composite of plants, fruit, and animals combined to create the illusion of a human form— Arcimboldo still remains, paradoxically, a painter shrouded in mystery. This important monograph reveals the eclecticism of one of the most fertile and lively minds of the Mannerist period, placing him in the cultural context in which he lived and worked. Admired during his life, Arcimboldo fell into oblivion after his death in 1593. His original, eccentric works have been little understood—rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century by the Surrealists, who considered him a precursor of Modern art. His work has enjoyed a particular revival of interest again over the last twenty years. In addition to the artist’s anamorphic portraits, this volume includes an important selection of Arcimboldo’s paintings (many previously unpublished), tapestries, drawings, and illustrations created throughout his life, from his training in Lombardy to his time at the Hapsburg court. This volume will enable readers to discover and appreciate the scope of the great Arcimboldo’s extraordinary work. Exhibition Schedule:Musée du Luxembourg, ParisSeptember 15, 2007–January 13, 2008Kunsthistorisches Museum, WienFebruary 11, 2008 to June 1, 2008