Flora and Fauna

Allegory of Spring by Guiseppe Arcimboldo, 1563, The Louvre, Paris.

Arcimboldo created some of the most fascinating paintings of the 16th century. He began his career making stained glass windows and eventually worked for royalty where he created portraits made of fruits, vegetables, flowers, leaves and even books. The National Gallery in Washington is hosting an exhibition of his work which is the first time his paintings have travelled to the US.