Guiseppe Arcimboldo: Water (1566)

(Kunst Historisch Museum, Vienna, Austria)

A typical painting by the Italian artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593). This painting is part of a set of 4, each one dedicated to 1 of the 4 classical elements: earth, air, water, and fire. This one is dedicated to the element of water and Arcimboldo uses this by making a portrait of a man who is entirely made out of product of the sea such as fish, shells, crabs etc. Painting from 1566.