Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Exhibit at The Frist
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Client: The Frist (Art Institute)

Date: 20th April, 2017

Online: www.Tyegraphicdesign.com

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.Arcimboldo's conventional work, on traditional religious subjects, has fallen into oblivion, but his portraits of human heads made up of vegetables, fruit and tree roots, were greatly admired by his contemporaries and remain a source of fascination today.
Art critics debate whether these paintings were whimsical or the product of a deranged mind. A majority of scholars hold to the view, however, that given the Renaissance fascination with riddles, puzzles, and the bizarre (see, for example, the grotesque heads of Leonardo da Vinci, a fellow Milanese), Arcimboldo, far from being mentally imbalanced, catered to the taste of his times.

1. Problem

The design problem is a small campaign for The Frist center of the arts having a rotational exhibit of Giuseppe Arcimboldos' work.

2. Design

The project includes a tickett stub, half page magazine ad and a full poster for resale at the center.

3. Result

Using photo manipulation the pieces were created, lending to a photorealistic rendition of examples of Arcimboldos iconic piece.

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