Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 – 1593) was famous for painting human faces created entirely with fruit, vegetables, books and animals. Born in Italy, Arcimboldo originally designed stained-glass windows and frescoes with his father at the Milan Cathedral. He later became the court painter for Emperors Ferdinand I, Maximilian II and Rudolph II. During this period, he painted fantastical, allegorical facial collages, which grace many of today’s museums, including the Louvre. Arcimboldo’s work lost popularity after his death, regaining acclaim after its rediscovery by the Surrealists.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.