Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Four Professions Portrayed

Portraits of the professions of florist, writer, musician, and barber, where the faces are composed of the tools of their trades. 
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In the style of Arcimboldo (Wikipedia link)

3 comments:

Sheridan said...

This reminds me of a series I saw in a magazine a long time ago. They were a series of paintings titled like..."Harboring a Grudge", or "Lodging a Complaint", where the Complaint and Grudge took ok the form of a monster in the illustrations. Don't know who did them but as I remember they were very well done.

Robert Cosgrove said...

Sheridan, it sounds like the kind of thing Paul Coker used to do in MAD . . .

Sheridan said...

Robert, I looked up the MAD illustrations you speak of. They use the same idea, but are crude/cartoony renditions. The ones I remember were very real looking. The "Harboring A Grudge" one depicted a man at the front door of his living room, with the door opened a crack. There was a cop at the door obviously asking the man a question. Behind the man and across the room was a large monster like being. He was looking toward the door with a worried look on his face. It was all pretty realistically rendered.
I think they may have appeared in Scientific American or Science and Mechanics magazines.