weird art :: a 21rst century Arcimboldo

Contemporary French artist, Bernard Pras takes his cue from the brilliant 16th Century Italian painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. Arcimboldo arranged them in such a way, that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the subject.

While the great Arcimboldo painted his compositions, the clever Pras uses photography and lithography, and is considered to be one of the most uncommon assemblage artists in the world today.

By anamorphosis, he creates a portrait in relief by piecing together randomly accumulated common objects and photographing it at just the right angle to capture the portrait subject. In the end the photograph is the only remaining trace of this clever collage.

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