Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Arcimboldo

  • The art of playing with food

    Sue Reeves London, United Kingdom   Vertumnus by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1591) Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was an Italian painter most celebrated for his curious portraits of human heads composed of objects such as plants, fruit, and vegetables. The paintings have been described as “whimsical puzzle like portraits” and have retained their enchanting appeal over the years.1 Perhaps…