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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: "Vertumnus"

Giuseppe Arcimboldo:
"Vertumnus"

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Ars Mundi Exclusive - Edition | Bronze art + Stone | Patinated | Polished | Total height 16 cm

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo: "Vertumnus"

Emperor Rudolph II. Himself appears with wreathed forehead as Vertumnus, the Roman god of rich harvest of change and transformation. The portrait is composed of flowers, field and garden fruits from all seasons. This spectacular bust is arcimboldos famous paintings from the year 1590 /91, again ingenious and detailed.

Sculpture in polymeric artistic metallic castings with brazed interface, hand cast, hand patinated and hand polished. On a base of black diabase, total height 16 cm. Exclusive to Ars Mundi.

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Fantastic talent and eccentric portraits with much humor made Guiseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) one of the most bizarre Renaissance artists with the world fame. The composition of his portraits in which he composed famous contemporaries with the help of flowers, fruits, leaves, fish and books, is unique in its kind. The surprising collages of Arcimboldo radiate humor and irony, and were extremely popular half a millennium ago.

Thanks to his fanciful depictions Arcimboldo became one of the models for the surrealists of the 20th century. For example, Salvador Dalí interpreted some motives of the Renaissance master in his own works.

(Rebirth). Designation of art from about 1350 until the 16th century.

A state of mind that developed in Florence in the late 14th century that was retrospectively classified as rebirth of the classical ideals of Greek and Roman antiquity. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Renaissance spread first over Italy and then all over Western Europe and determined the entire artistic creation. Such brilliant artists as Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Dürer, Holbein, Cranach and Fouquet created their immortal works by following the humanistic premises and putting a human being in the center of all thinking.

Renaissance experienced its heyday in literature through dramatic works and poems of William Shakespeare.

At the end of the 16th century, Renaissance had to make way to the luxury of baroque before its ideas had their rebirth in the classicism of the 18th century.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

Sculptural representation of person's head and shoulders.

Bronze powder bound by a polymer. By special polishing and patination techniques the surface of the casting gets a look that corresponds to the bronze.

Graphic or sculpture edition that was initiated by ars mundi and is available only at ars mundi or at distribution partner licensed by ars mundi.

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