Four Seasons Analysis

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In this General Art History course work, we are going to talk about the Four Seasons Collection by Giuseppe Arcimboldo from the 1570s. As the work was going on we were debated with some questions that, as far as we are concerned, helped us to understand the art of this pioneer series of paintings. Some of the questions that we struggled were: Which are the main symbols that were chosen? And how did it influence other artistic styles?

A marvellous painter with a powerful mind and talented hands, got his work and intelligence greatly admired by his contemporaries in life. Arcimboldo was a strange case, of an artist who was not famous himself, but his paintings were famous. He spent 25 years working for the Habsburg court and became known there
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Our work is divided into 3 main parts where we will explain first the period where Arcimboldo lived and created, then we move forward to his life and works. In the 3rd part, We are opening the structure of the well known series of his Four Seasons paintings. First we will see the pictures as a series, then we go deeper and check the 1 by 1.
Who he used this radically new way of 1. About the
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This painting is only a copy, because the original was lost. the painter repainted it. All plants finish their cycle, with a lot of products. We can immediately see the coat, and imagining wine, it is a reference. As the original setting, Autumn was directly facing Summer.

3.2.4 Winter
One of the most expressive portraits, the nose and ear lifts out as remnants of broken branches, the narrowed eye is made by cracks in the bark, the mushroom on the tree forms the lips. The hair is a tangle of ivy. A big M, somehow visible at the back of the coat, references to Maximilian II. At this time, when fruits and flowers do not grow — only in Italy, citruses are close to the heart. Conclusion

I think he was just too extreme for his time, and people did not appreciate his fantastic paintings back then. Only later, the surrealism lifted him to the spotlight and reintroduced him to the 20th century art, and to inspire artist until now like Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Vik Moniz, who took some ideas in their works.

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