The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum today presented the exhibition Arcimboldo. The Floras and Spring, sponsored by Banca March. It brings together the three works by the artist housed in Spanish collections, in addition to other paintings and documentation that help to provide a context for them. In total, the exhibition includes 14 works of which the core group comprises the oils on panel Flora (1589) and Flora meretrix (c. 1590), loaned from a private collection and first published in 2014 by Miguel Falomir, director of the Museo del Prado and author of the principal text in the present catalogue. They are joined by Spring (1563), loaned by Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Madrid), and by two contemporary copies of Autumn and Winter from the collection of the Duchess of Cardona (Córdoba, Spain), which together reveal the level of achievement of the original teste composte or "composite heads" that are so characteristic of Arcimboldo.
Author: Miguel Falomir, Lynn Roberts, Paul Mitchell et al.
Date of publication: 14/11/2017
Measures: 30 x 24 cm
No. of pages: 100
No. of illustrations: 51 (color)