Fourth and fifth grade artists have been studying the work of Giuseppi Arcimboldo, a painter of the Renaissance who is most well known for his portraits comprised completely of collections of items such as fruits, flowers, animals, sea creatures and more. His more traditional work is not well known, but he was greatly admired by his contemporaries for this well known body of work. Some felt this art was the result of a crazy mind, but you have to take into account the time in which he lived. People of the Renaissance era loved puzzles and riddles. We will never really know, but we were very inspired by his art. Stay tuned for a slideshow of our work, inspired by Giuseppi's portraits!