Saturday, June 21, 2008

Inspirations- Guiseppe Arcimboldo

Several months ago I came across this artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo in a magazine and jotted his name down. I finally looked him up again. How awesome are these paintings?! I wonder if Jan Svankmajer was inspired by his work at all when he made his Dimensions of Dialogue shorts. Arcimboldo painted these way back in the 16th century. Read more about him and his work here.

here's a clip of Svankmajer's Dimensions of Dialogue.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Yep, Švankmajer certainly does love Arcimboldo. He has talked about it in interviews and you plainly see the influence again in 'Flora' (1989). Arcimboldo's 'Vertumnus' is also featured in The Quay Broters' 'The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer'.