Imaginative portraits inspired by arcimboldo
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative
portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits,
vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the objects formed a recognizable likeness of a portrait.
LEFT: Examples of S1 collages inspired by paintings of Archimboldo. Working in pairs, pupils chose a theme for the background and a contrasting one for the face.