Get fruity at this exhibition, showcasing 100 of Guiseppe Arcimboldo’s (1527-1593) paintings, and drawings lent by major museums worldwide. Viewers will be able to gain an insight into the secrets behind his creation of an imaginary world, along with his influence on his successors as Acrimboldo’s witty and wonderful artistry is introduced in full to Japan for the first time.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was born in Milan, and won acclaim at the Hapsburg court in Vienna and later in Prague. Arcimboldo was a multifaceted “court entertainer”, whose unique and whimsical works gained favor with Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor and lover of rare artworks. His works in which the subject’s form is made up of a truly ingenious combination of unrelated motifs like fruit, vegetables, fish and books, were a major stimulus for the Surrealists of the C20th.