Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Man Of Books

The Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum has an exhibition of the work of the 16th century Milanese painter Arcimboldo. Reading about it in the paper this morning got me trawling the web for images. Arcimboldo's particular schtick was to create human "portraits" out of still-life elements. He was semi-forgotten until the surrealists claimed him as a forebear.

This one looks remarkably like a cubist painting by Picasso or Braque. It's called The Librarian.

Image:Arcimboldo Librarian Stokholm.jpg

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