Have you heard of the Italian artist named Giuseppe Arcimboldo?
Giuseppe was born in Milan, Italy, in 1527. Almost 500 years ago! Take a look at this painting he created, it is called Vegetables in a Bowl. What do you see in this painting? I see all sorts veggies in a black bowl. Let's see what we can find. Check off the veggies as you find them, then try to add to the list:
What else can you find?
This artist is famous for his portraits (images of people) made up of vegetables, fruit, flowers, and all sorts of other things. Does this painting look like a portrait to you? What if we flip it upside down?
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