Allegorie: Der Sommer
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1530-1593)

Allegorie: Der Sommer

Material / Technology / Carrier
Holz
Dimensions of the object
68,3 x 56,7 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 6
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
2038
Acquisition
Aus Schloss Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Allegorie: Der Sommer, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPQ3J4gA (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 2040), 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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