After Arcimboldo II, 2019


Height 55cm (21 5/8")
Width 42cm (16 1/2")
Depth 30cm (11 3/4")


Private Collection, London, 2019


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This porcelain figure directly quotes Giuseppe Archimboldo’s exuberant painting of 'Spring' (1573), a figure constructed from flowers, and at the same time draws on the tradition of the exquisitely modelled sculptures of Meissen. The figure bursts into bloom and suggests a moment of change, which is full of potential, the detail of the face can just about be seen below the surface. The figure is seductive, yet it is also a reminder that nothing lasts forever.

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