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Josee Bisaillon Canadian Artist

Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonMother with Child

Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonThe Tea Party


Josée Bisaillon grew up in St-Hyacinthe, Canada. Rather than following in her father’s footsteps as a veterinary surgeon, she elected to make cut-paper animals: they were colorful, low maintenance and always in fine health. Today her illustrations, a mixture of collage, drawings and digital montage, take us into a world so richly detailed and multidimensional that you’d hardly think it all came out of only one person’s imagination.

When not making illustrations, Josée tries to learn knitting socks for her daughter Charlotte and is touring the world as a virtual Rock Band guitarist.
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Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonThe Piano

Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonPointing Fingers

Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonThe Pool of Tears

Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonAlice Falling

Illustrations by Canadian Artist Josee BisaillonInto the Rabbit's House

Illustrations by Josee Bisaillon Canadian ArtistCan't Sleep

Illustrations by Josee Bisaillon Canadian ArtistCaterpillar

Illustrations by Josee Bisaillon Canadian ArtistCrane

Illustrations by Josee Bisaillon Canadian ArtistDracoola

Illustrations by Josee Bisaillon Canadian ArtistDying Along

Fishbowl





Mommy

Mother's Day



The Screaming Vampire

The Vampire WHo Drank Milk

Winter Tennis


Carlos Botelho (1899-1982) Portuguese Artist

Oil Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoGarden With A Palm Tree and A Figure

Oil Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoLandscape with River and Houses

Oil Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos Botelho
Oil Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoLisbon and the Tagus



Oil Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoLisbon, View of the Castle of St. Jorge

Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos Botelho
Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos Botelho
Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoLisbon and the Tagus, Sunday

Painting by Portuguese Artist Carlos Botelho
Paintings by Portuguese Artist Carlos Botelho
Paintings by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoMurals by Carlos Botelho in Museum of Arte Popular

Paintings by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoLisbon

Paintings by Portuguese Artist Carlos BotelhoLisbon

Paintings by Portuguese Artist Carlos Botelho

Arcimboldo's Hellish Monsters

Painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo SeasonsSeasons

Painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo AutumnAutumn, 1573

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo SummerSummer


Giuseppe Arcimboldo was famous for his strange paintings of human heads made up from fruits, vegetables and roots.
Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was born and worked with his father on traditional religious subjects in Milan, where Leonardo da Vinci had realized most of his experiments. The Milanese artists learned still-life painting from the bread, fish and glasses of water in "The Last Supper". Arcimboldo venerated his famous predecessor, and he strived to become the Habsburgs' Leonardo. He probably heard about Leonardo's science, as he even stated to have discovered a way to cross rivers where there were no bridges, which was the old master's idea. Leonardo moved from Florence to shine at the Milanese court, so Arcimboldo left Milan for the court of Maximilian II in Vienna. The emperor loved to have foreign artists at his court, where Arcimboldo became a designer of fantastic costumes and settings for tournaments, and creator of bizarre heads.








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Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo EarthEarth, 1570


Art critics debate whether these paintings were whimsical or the product of a deranged mind. May be those nightmarrish images came from lighthearted caricature drawing?
In Renaissance Europe the rulers supported the first scientists along with alchemists, cabalists and hermetic philosophers. The passion for weirdness didn't let pass the Habsburg court in Vienna. Probably, the first medivian scientist was Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250), who conducted his own experiments by sealing a man in a barrel and having observers to watch if his soul rose up when he died. Frederick's successors supported conjurers and freaks alongside the great astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, who created the Rudolphine Tables, a star catalogue and planetary tables, named after their patron, the Habsburg Emperor Rudolph II. Arcimboldo also was employed by Rudolph, the son of Maximilian II.

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo AirAir, c.1566

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo FireFire, 1566


Arcimboldo's disturbing paintings made him famous, an icon.
After a decade of service, Rudolph II ennobled the artist with the title of Count Palatine of the Holy Roman Empire. Arcimboldo retired to Milan. There he worked on a portrait of Rudolph as the Etruscan rustic god Vertumnus. Rudolph II greatly admired his own portrait made up of vegetables and fruit. King Augustus of Saxony saw Arcimboldo's creations and ordered another set of "The Four Seasons" with the symbols of Augustus painted into the pictures.
In the 20th century the Surrealist movement recognised him as a forerunner. In 1937 his works were included in the exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Paintings by Giuseppe ArcimboldoSeasons

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo VertumnusVertumnus, 1573

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo WaterWater, 1566

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo WinterWinter

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo LawyerLawyer, 1566

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo LibrarianLibrarian, 1566

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo Eve with AppleEve with Apple, 1578

Paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo The AdmiralThe Admiral
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