Tuesday, April 9, 2013

PHILIP HAAS: FOUR SEASONS

The Italian Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo created four paintings that were made up of flowers, vegetables, and other plants that collectively created men's faces in profile.  Contemporary artist Philip Haas has recreated those faces as three-dimensional fiberglass sculptures.  Currently, those sculptures are located at the Desert Botanical Garden and I took a number of photos of them during my visits there.  The sculptures are quite large, standing perhaps 12-15 feet high.  Here is a wide-angle view that illustrates how large they are.


And here are each of the sculptures individually, beginning with Spring . . .



Summer . . .



Autumn . . .



And Winter . . .



Pretty impressive.

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