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Piero Fornasetti Vegetable Face Ceramic Plate, Arcimboldesca Pattern, Circa 1950s.


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Piero Fornasetti Vegetable Face Ceramic Plate,

Arcimboldesca Pattern,

Circa 1950s.


The plate depicts a woman's face created by the positioning of different vegetables to create a side profile.


Diameter: 10 inches


Piero Fornasetti was obviously strongly influenced by the much earlier work of  Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian: also spelled Arcimboldi) (1526 or 1527 – July 11, 1593) who was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Arcimboldo)  



Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, page 616, #168.







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