Sunday, November 4, 2018

Autumn

Italian Renaissance painter Giussepe Arcimboldo painted four astonishing portraits -- The Four Seasons, heads representing each season -- using natural objects like fruits, vegetables, leaves, bark, twigs, trees, ivy, etc.  


Four huge and wonderful sculptures now sit outside Artis Naples, the concert and theater venue.
American artist Philip Haas has transformed The Four Seasons into four massive fiberglass sculptures, each of which is maybe 20 feet tall.



They are mesmerizing.

8 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Sculpture that looks good enough to eat!

Andy said...

Reminds me of Carmen Miranda. ;-)

Sharon Anck said...

Those sculptures (or ones just like them) were at the Desert Botanical Garden a few years ago. You are so right, they are mesmerizing.

Taken For Granted said...

I know the paintings. This sculpture is amazing, and funny. Great find.

William Kendall said...

Very creative!

RedPat said...

Wonderful, Jack!

boromax said...

Tremendous train of talent - the original paintings, the tribute sculptures, the well-composed photographs. Superb!

jennyfreckles said...

Lots of detail to take in....