Feast your eyes...

by - Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bustling with their little costumed "critters", camera-in-tow parents meandered in front of us through the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Like ourselves, a multitude of visitors were also there to catch the last day of the Kiku chrysanthemum exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden, and just out for a stroll taking in the autumn air. Towering above us in the conservatory courtyard, fifteen feet high, four sculptures by contemporary artist Philip Haas were a real treat. His recreations of  Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter were inspired by the 16th-century bust portraits of Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. As in Arcimboldo's paintings, all the features of Haas's four sculpted figures are rendered in simulated seasonal plant materials to accentuate the original works' visual puzzle of natural forms.
These were a real feast for the eyes... Just had to share! Enjoy!



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