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01 NOVEMBER 2012

Visual Rhetoric

"The very existence of a visual language gives rise to the concept of visual rhetoric. As its spoken counterpart does, visual rhetoric has its own figures and its own way of using them."

(Juan C. Dürsteler, 19/05/2003)

Erik Johansson "Go Your Own Road", [http://erikjohanssonphoto.com/]

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Absolut Vodka • advertising imagesGenevaGiuseppe Arcimboldo • mascot • metonymypersonification • Southwestern Electric Corporation • VertumnaliaVertumnusvisual languagevisual punvisual rhetoric • Willie Wiredhand

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Simon Perkins
20 FEBRUARY 2010

Jan Svankmajer: Dimensions of Dialogue 1

"Jan Švankmajer has gained a legendary reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop–motion technique, and his ability to make surreal, nightmarish and yet somehow funny pictures. He is still making films in Prague to this day. His movies utilise exaggerated sounds & sped–up sequences and often involve inanimate objects being brought to life through stop–motion to perform perverse and often violent acts. While many of Jan Švankmajer's films depict destructive aspects of the human psyche, 'Darkness, Light, Darkness' is a depiction of Man building himself."

(beinArt International Surreal Art Collective/Jon Beinart)

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Simon Perkins
20 FEBRUARY 2010

Giuseppe Arcimboldo: Vertumnus

"Giuseppe Arcimboldo (also spelled Arcimboldi; 1527 – July 11, 1593) 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 recognisable likeness of the portrait subject.

Arcimboldo was born in Milan in 1527, the son of Biagio, a painter who did work for the office of the Fabbrica in the Duomo. Arcimboldo was commissioned to do stained glass window designs beginning in 1549, including the Stories of St. Catherine of Alexandria vitrage at the Duomo. In 1556 he worked with Giuseppe Meda on frescoes for the Cathedral of Monza. In 1558, he drew the cartoon for a large tapestry of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, which still hangs in the Como Cathedral today."

(www.Giuseppe–Arcimboldo.org)

Fig.1 Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian, ca. 1527–1593). Vertumnus (Portrait of Rudolf II), 1590. Oil on panel. 70.5 x 57.5 cm (27 3/4 x 22 5/8 in.). Photo: Samuel Uhrdin.

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1527 • Arcimboldi • artart historycreative practice • Emperor Rudolf II • fishflowersfruitGiuseppe Arcimboldographic representationhistoryimagination • Italian painter • Milanoptical illusionpainterpaintingspectacleSwedenvegetablesVertumnaliaVertumnusvisual depictionvisual designvisual pun

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Simon Perkins
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