Arcimboldo, fantastic painter, made portraits of summer, fire, autumn that would have made envy to any surrealist of our century.
The sixteenth century was running, and he put a pear in place of his nose, peas for eyebrows, golden and grapes as hair, and instead of teeth, he placed among lips of pomegranate ruby cherries. His name was Giuseppe Arcimboldi, as known as Arcimboldo.
From 15 February to 31 May 1987 he had his first solo retrospective at Palazzo Grassi, Venice. Effetto Arcimboldo is the title proposed by artistic director Pontus Hulten and curator Yasha David.

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition at Palazzo Grassi in 1987
Catalogue new, hardcover, dust jacket
Editore Bompiani


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