Giuseppe

Arcimboldo

Artistic period 1551 to 1600

Nationality

Italian

Birth

1526 (Milano)

Death

1593 (Milano)

Biography

Giuseppe Arcimboldo (* around 1526 in Milan; † 11 July 1593 ibid.) was an Italian painter of the late Renaissance, especially Mannerism. His panel paintings, in which he depicted flowers, fruits or vegetables, but also inorganic objects such as books, are famous and from which he composed surprising portraits or still lifes. In addition to his work as a painter, he also worked at the Prague court as an engineer, costume designer and musician. Only a part of his works has survived. Rarely used forms of his family name are Archimboldi and Arcimbaldo.