Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lemon, Pistachio, Bubblegum and Violet

Craving summer, exotic sorbet flavours and a healthy tan:

Turn to magazines and for five minutes I actually feel summery.

These images got me thinking of the innovative sixteenth century painter, Guiseppe Arcimboldo. His portraits were exceptionally innovative and alternative for his time because he painted his subjects using different fruits, vegetables and plants:

Vertumnus, 1590 vs. Dazed and Confused, January 2012

My favourite works of his are his series on the seasons. Here are Spring and Summer, both 1573... It's a kind of still life, mannerist play on vanitas.

- Life is good

Listening to: 'Well Well Well'- Duffy (Dan Clare Remix)
Observations: Happy birthday Sammy and Laur!
Craving: Peppermint tea, temperatures in the 30s and an immune system upgrade, please and thank you

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