Sculptor recreates Renaissance food portraits

05/20/2013 | National Public Radio

In the 16th century, artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo made a name for himself by painting the Holy Roman Emperor but substituting various fruit and vegetables for the emperor's eyes, nose, ears and other features. Now, American sculptor Philip Haas has recreated some of Arcimboldo's whimsical paintings as giant fiberglass busts, complete with features made from oversized gourds, grapes and lemons.

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