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Arcimboldo

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Arcimboldo's art: Paintings that are full of references to ancient classical gods and goddesses
 
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) began his career as an artist in the glass workshops of the Milan Cathedral, where he designed glass windows depicting scenes from the lives of the saints. His talent soon caught the eye of 16th-century rulers, and he moved on to the imperial courts of Ferdinand I, Maximilian II, and Rudolf II in Prague, where he created the scenes for his "Seasons." In Arcimboldo’s allegorical paintings, Spring appears as a young man composed entirely of flowers, Summer as a composition of fruits, Autumn as a head made of grapes, and Winter as a gnarled old man twined with ivy.

Arcimboldo remained true to the allegorical principles informing the artistic and philosophical world view of the 16th century. His paintings are not only full of references to ancient classical gods and goddesses, but above all they reflect the courtly cosmos of the art chambers and "wonder cabinets" in which countless exotic and bizarre objects were housed. With the decline of this allegorical world vision between the Renaissance and Mannerism, Arcimboldo was forgotten- only to be rediscovered by modern artists.
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Synopsis:

One of Taschen's new art albums providing a comprehensive introduction to the relevant artist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822859933
Publisher:
Taschen
Location:
N
Author:
Kriegeskorte, Werner
Subject:
History - Symbolism
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Basic Art
Publication Date:
August 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
230 x 186 in.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism

Arcimboldo
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