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Author Arcimboldi, Giuseppe, 1527-1593.

Title Arcimboldo : 1526-1593 / edited by Sylvia Ferino-Pagden
Edition First edition
Published Milan : Skira ; New York, NY : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications, 2007


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 MELB  759.5 Arcimb Arc/Aft  AVAILABLE
Description 320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Giuseppe Arcimboldo : court artist, philosopher, "rhétoriqueur", magician or an entertainer? / Sylvia Ferino-Pagden -- " ... il gran pittore Giuseppe Arcimboldi" : on the construction of Arcimboldo's fame / Andreas Beyer -- Catalogue -- Giuseppe Arcimboldo in Milan : documents and hypotheses / Sylvio Leydi -- Catalogue -- Art and culture at the court of Emperor Maximilian II / Karl Schütz -- Der Rom. Kay. Mt. conterfeter : Giuseppe Arcimboldo as portrait-painter to the Holy Roman Emperor / Karl Schütz -- Catalogue -- Arcimboldo's composite heads : origins and invention / Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann -- Arcimboldo as "conterfetter" of nature / Sylvia Ferino-Pagden --- Arcimboldo and Ulisse Aldrovandi / Manfrd Staudinger -- Anamorphous portraits and reversible heads / Görel Cavalli-Björkman -- Catalogue -- Between art and nature : Arcimboldo and the world of the Kunstkammer / Franz Kirchweger -- Catalogue -- Arcimboldo's composite heads, grotesques and the aesthetics of paradox / Philippe Morel -- Giuseppe Arcimboldo : silk cultivation and manufacture / Philippe Morel -- The princely stage : Arcimboldo's costumes and drawings for court festivities and tournaments / Andreas Beyer -- Catalogue -- Giuseppe Arcimboldo : learning, letters, and art / Thomas DeCosta Kaufmann -- Appendix. Observations on the painting technique of Arcimboldo and his circle / Ina Slama and Monika Strolz -- Technical analysis of The vegetable gardener / Mario A. Lazzari and Mario Marubbi -- Giuseppe Arcimboldo in Milan : documents and hypotheses : summary of the documents relating to the Milanese period / Silvio Leydi -- Sources on Arcimboldo at the Habsburg Court / Manfred Staudinger
Summary Famous all over the world for his portraits (illustrated composites 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, but were 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. - Publisher
Notes Issued in connection with an exhibition held Sept. 15, 2007, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, and Feb. 12-June 1, 2008, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Arcimboldi, Giuseppe, 1527-1593 -- Exhibitions.
Arcimboldi, Giuseppe, 1527-1593 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting, Italian -- 16th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Arcimboldi, Giuseppe, 1527-1593.
Ferino-Pagden, Sylvia.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.
Musée national du Luxembourg (France)
LC no. 2009293001
ISBN 886130379X cased
8861303811 paperback
9788861303799 cased
9788861303812 paperback
Other Titles Arcimboldo, 1526-1593