Vienna - Austria - KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM -- To June 1: "Arcimboldo."
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM -- To June 1: "Arcimboldo." Features Arcimboldo's bizarre compositions of fruit, flowers, animals and other objects, that recently attracted crowds in Paris. Eulogized by his contemporaries and celebrated today as a precursor to Surrealism, Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-93) fell into oblivion until he was rediscovered in the early 20th century. The exhibition documents the artist's life and work, particularly during the 25 years he spent at the court of the Hapsburgs in Vienna and Prague. It also documents other sides of the Italian painter's creativity: his talent as a portraitist and, more surprisingly, as an organizer of imperial festivities. -- www.khm.at