Guiseppie Arcimboldo, 1573
Guiseppe Arcimboldo was known for creating paintings of organic objects arranged to form profile portraits. In a time when artists relied on the Catholic church to make a living, Arcimboldo found little success through his religious commissions. I like this piece for its inventive use of root-work to create the subtle tones on the "face." So what should you take away from this? Be unique, original, and inventive in your work while still showcasing your strengths as an artist. Happy Monday!