Students will create works of art inspired by artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo - a man who used images of fruits and vegetables to create art.Objectives:
Students will learn that complex forms can be created using simple items.
Teachers can tie this lesson into one that introduces students to artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Type of Work: Painting, Sculpture, Poetry
Best Known For: Portraits of heads made up of a variety of objects, from fruit and leaves to flowers and vegetables.
Important Works: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring (each painted in 1573; each located in the Louvre, Paris)
Hello, Fruit Face!: The Paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo
by Claudia Strand
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a sixteenth-century Italian artist, is remembered for his arrangements of such items as flowers, fruits, vegetables, animals, or books into strange but recognizable portraits of people. This short, large-format book features large-scale reproductions of a dozen works by the artist, accompanied by information about his life, his style of painting, and descriptions and discussions of the paintings themselves. (Booklist)
Sticker Art Shapes: Arcimboldo: With More Than 70 Reusable Stickers
by Louise Cognard
Part of the Sticker Art Shapes series, this book offers children a chance to get to know six of Arcimboldo's paintings on a truly interactive level. Young readers see a finished painting on one page, and on the opposite page, they recreate it with reusable stickers. Arcimboldo’s lively portraits, made of painted fruits, vegetables, and flowers, provide children with a unique understanding of composition, color, and style.