Download e-book for iPad: Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

By Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

ISBN-10: 0226426866

ISBN-13: 9780226426860

In Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s most famed work, grapes, fish, or even the beaks of birds shape human hair. A pear stands in for a man’s chin. Citrus culmination sprout from a tree trunk that doubles as a neck. every kind of ordinary phenomena come jointly on canvas and panel to gather the unusual heads and faces that represent one in all Renaissance art’s such a lot remarkable oeuvres. the 1st significant examine in a new release of the artist at the back of those outstanding work, Arcimboldo tells the singular tale in their creation. 

Drawing on his thirty-five-year engagement with the artist, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann starts off with an outline of Arcimboldo’s existence and paintings, exploring the artist’s early years in sixteenth-century Lombardy, his grounding in Leonardesque traditions, and his tenure as a Habsburg court docket portraitist in Vienna and Prague. Arcimboldo then trains its specialize in the prestigious composite heads, drawing close them as visible jokes with critical underpinnings—images that poetically reveal pictorial wit whereas conveying an allegorical message. as well as probing the humanistic, literary, and philosophical dimensions of those items, Kaufmann explains that they embrace their creator’s non-stop engagement with nature portray and traditional background. He unearths, in reality, that Arcimboldo painted many extra nature reports than students have realized—a discovering that considerably deepens present interpretations of the composite heads.

Demonstrating the formerly ignored value of those works to typical heritage and still-life portray, Arcimboldo ultimately restores the artist’s fabulous visible jokes to their rightful position within the background of either technological know-how and art.

Show description

Read or Download Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting PDF

Similar art history books

Download PDF by Kenneth Gross: Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life

The puppet creates satisfaction and worry. it can evoke the blameless play of formative years, or develop into a device of formality magic, in a position to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets should be creepy issues, secretive, inanimate whereas additionally filled with spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this eloquent booklet, Kenneth Gross contemplates the fascination of those unsettling objects—objects which are additionally actors and pictures of existence.

Download e-book for kindle: Lookingthruwolfseyes Arts by Shar Schwindt

The whole lot i admire to create, from jewellery, to leather-based outfits, moccasins, dream catchers, painting's, clay, painted skulls, leather-based shoulder luggage, whatever you will want. . i will be able to create.

Download e-book for iPad: Critical Laboratory: The Writings of Thomas Hirschhorn by Thomas Hirschhorn,Lisa Lee,Hal Foster

For the artist Thomas Hirschhorn, writing is an important device at each degree of his inventive perform. From the 1st comic strip of an idea to appeals to power collaborators, from exact documentation of tasks to post-disassembly research, Hirschhorn's writings mark the trajectories of his paintings. This quantity collects Hirschhorn's broadly scattered texts, proposing many in English for the 1st time.

Erika Balsom's After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in PDF

Pictures have by no means been as freely circulated as they're this present day. they've got additionally by no means been so tightly managed. As with the delivery of images, electronic replica has created new chances for the duplication and intake of pictures, supplying larger dissemination and entry. yet electronic replica has additionally stoked new anxieties pertaining to authenticity and possession.

Extra resources for Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

by Thomas

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 34 votes