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Arcimboldo for kids

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Transcript of Arcimboldo for kids

Giuseppe Arcimboldo
1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (1704–1778)
Vertumnus and Pomona

Jean Ranc (1674 – 1735)
Vertumnus and Pomona
Arcimboldo. Emperor Rudolph II as Vertumnus, c. 1590
Oil on panel, 68 x 56 cm
Arcimboldo. Flora, c. 1591
Arcimboldo. Sketch for a Sleigh
Arcimboldo. Costumes
Arcimboldo created Rudolph’s image as the character of Vertumnus, the Roman God of plant life, growth, and the change of seasons, compiled of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Emperor Rudolph II as Vertumnus and the story of Vertumnus and Pomona
Arcimboldo. Self-Portraits
In Roman mythology, Vertumnus — is the god of seasons, change and plant growth, as well as gardens and fruit trees. He could change his form at will; using this power he tricked Pomona - the goddess of fruit trees, garden, and orchards - into talking to him by disguising himself as an old woman and gaining entry to her orchard, then using a narrative warning of the dangers of rejecting a suitor to seduce her. Pomona finally married Vertumnus when he appeared in his natural shape.
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