Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Artists as Arcimboldo

The pupils of class 1st have observed Arcimboldo 's paintings with fruits and vegetables. At a distance, his portraits looked like normal human portraits.
Spring, 1563 Royal Academy of fine Arts in San Fernando

Summer, 1572, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria
Autumn, 1573, Louvre Museum, Paris

                                                     Winter, 1573, Paris Louvre Museum


However, individual objects in each portrait were actually overlapped together to make various anatomical shapes of a human. They were carefully constructed by his imagination. Besides, when he assembled objects in one portrait, he never used random objects. Each object was related by characterization

In the Autumn portrait pupils find out the names of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

They have learnt the names of fruit and vegetables in English.

They have observed colors and shapes.

They have touched, smelled and also tasted some of them.

They have painted the Autumn portrait of Arcimboldo.

At least they have composed in groups their own Autumn Portrait, choosing the different elements and explaining why.

They liked this activity very much.

They already asked me about Winter Portrait. Try!

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