Giuseppe Arcimboldo in Museum of Fine Arts

The Kunsthistorisches Museum was founded in 1891 in Vienna, Austria. It is a well known museum and has a rich collection of paintings and other artworks.

ARcimboldo in Wien

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an italian painter who was born in 1527 in Milan, Italy and died in 1593. He is best known for painting imaginary portraits out of all kind of objects like fruits, vegetables, animals, flowers and even books. He painted thirty pictures in this style and there are four in the Kunsthistorisches Muesum in Vienna including one of his most famous artwork Flora. It was painted at the same time as his other famous painting the Vertumnus. The paintings are shown the first time for the public as they are privately owned. In January 2014 they were exhibited in Madrid and they are shown in Vienna for the first time together with the collection of Emperor Rudolf II. The exhibition is available for the visitors until February 2015.

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