Allegorie: Der Winter
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1530-1593)

Allegorie: Der Winter

Material / Technology / Carrier
Holz
Dimensions of the object
67,5 x 57 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 6
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
2040
Acquisition
Aus Schloss Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Allegorie: Der Winter, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOM9oxdp (Last updated on 30.06.2022)
Arcimboldo's bizarre composite heads continue the antique tradition of fantastic hybrid creatures. These 'Seasons' (see inv. no. 2037 and 2038), recorded in Munich as early as 1598, were probably created in Milan before he entered the service of the Habsburgs as a court painter in Vienna and Prague. For a long time, they were considered to be only a variant of the Vienna series painted in 1563.

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