Art is a beautiful thing, whether it be a form of writing, speech, dance, music, or drawing/painting. For Art, they are doing a Giuseppe Arcimboldo inspired drawing. Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter, a mannerist of the 16th century. The ‘Mannerism’ was a transitional period from 1520 to 1590, which embraced some artistic elements from the high renaissance and tempted the other elements in the baroque period.

The ‘Mannerism’ was the art of portraying a close relationship between human and nature. He was best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made of elements such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. He painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject.

Although Giuseppe Arcimboldo was extremely famous during his lifetime, his work fell into obscurity soon after his death without any known reason. It may be because of his work was misapprehended by the following generations. However, toward the end of the 19th century, there was a sudden surge of interest in his abstruse and fantastic pictures, of which there are very few original copies available.

The student must first, create a thumbnail sketch of what your larger form is going to be without the use of the smaller parts. Second, they most choose a group of objects that can be used for the smaller parts and parts must have both a relationship with each other and the larger form. They must think about what kind of smaller parts could make sense to make a larger form. Most of the students were creative with their work. They would make a drawing that relates to something else. A picture of a skull made up butterflies, but its true meaning is life and death, which interests me. This shows how students can be creative in a certain project. It is something I would want to do in my lifetime.


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