The Librarian, 1566
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was an Italian painter of the 16th century. As you can see from these examples, Arcimboldo had a very particular way of depicting people; his clever compositions of themed objects and natural materials are highly characterised. It is hard not to fall for his amusing, quirky style! Two of his most famous series feature portraits representing the four seasons and the four elements.