Painters Paintings Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 – 1593): Water, 1566, Oil on wood, 67 x 51 cm, Kunsthi…
Painters Work Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 – 1593): Water, 1566, Oil on wooden, 67 x 51 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
. ‘Water’ by Arcimboldo belongs to the collection personifying the 4 Parts. It’s composed of a mess of aquatic animals. The itemizing of those creatures comprises 62 species, most of that are of Mediterranean origin.
The bizarre multitude of species right here is astonishing, in addition to the inclusion of invertebrates, not solely of the snail and the crab, but in addition of worms. However, frequent edible fish are lacking.
On this composition Arcimboldo gave no consideration to the connection of sizes among the many particular person animals. The walrus and monk seal are extraordinarily small compared to the ocean horse, simply as Arcimboldo’s crab is simply too massive compared to the turtle that kinds a part of the determine’s chest. The wittiness of the composition is placing, as, for example, in the way in which the open jaw of a shark kinds the mouth and the attention truly belongs to an ocean sunfish.