Friday, January 21, 2011

The original steampunk artist?

This January 2011 issue of the Smithsonian magazine has a great article about an artist I'd never heard of. Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a portrait painter but when you see how he portrayed his subjects you'd think he was the first steampunk artist ever.

Until my next post,


  1. WOW!!! Went and had a peek at many of his works ~ fabulous!!!
    TFs the info ~

  2. we saw his show at the National Gallery and it was stunning. according to their bio of him, he did sort of fly under the art radar screen for many years.