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Giuseppe Arcimboldo

1526 - 1593

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe artʃimˈbɔldo]; also spelled Arcimboldi) (1526 or 1527 – 11 July 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. These works form a distinct category from his other productions. He was a conventional court painter of portraits for three Holy Roman Emperors in Vienna and Prague, also producing religious subjects and, among other things, a series of coloured drawings of exotic animals in the imperial menagerie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Arcimboldo has received more than 1,079,396 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 61 in 2019). Giuseppe Arcimboldo is the 44th most popular painter (down from 39th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Italy (down from 76th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Painter.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo is most famous for his portraits made of fruits, vegetables, and other objects.

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Among painters, Giuseppe Arcimboldo ranks 44 out of 1,421Before him are Joan Miró, Tintoretto, René Magritte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Masaccio, and Caspar David Friedrich. After him are J. M. W. Turner, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, Nicolas Poussin, Paul Klee, and Georges Braque.

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Among people born in 1526, Giuseppe Arcimboldo ranks 1After him are Akechi Mitsuhide, Catherine Jagiellon, Elizabeth of Austria, Rafael Bombelli, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Benedict the Moor, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, and Bâkî. Among people deceased in 1593, Giuseppe Arcimboldo ranks 1After him are Christopher Marlowe, Emperor Ōgimachi, Li Shizhen, Juan de Herrera, Jacques Amyot, Symon Budny, Maciej Stryjkowski, Xu Wei, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, and Abd al-Samad.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Arcimboldo ranks 107 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Leo XIII (1810), Masaccio (1401), Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Antoninus Pius (86), Antonio Gramsci (1891), and Pope Innocent III (1160). After him are Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), Luigi Galvani (1737), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Silvio Berlusconi (1936), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), and Cato the Elder (-243).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Giuseppe Arcimboldo ranks 11Before him are Titian (1488), Donatello (1386), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Tintoretto (1518), and Masaccio (1401). After him are Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Paolo Veronese (1528), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Giorgione (1478), Giovanni Bellini (1430), and Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448).