The whimsical Autumn Bearded Man by 16th century mannerist painter, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, is one of the many fantasy works the artist created, later in his career. Arcimboldo imagined assemblages of flora, fruits vegetables, roots and brush, representing portraiture. The works are known to have hidden meanings that reflect social commentary about the aristocracy. An Italian, Arcimboldo was educated in Milan and became court painter to the Hapsburgs in Vienna.
November brings to mind harvest and family feasts. As daylight savings time and a chill in the air keeps us in doors, even more than we already have been, we look for ways to bring the outdoors in. Make time to prepare for a little decorating, making gifts and sending your greeting cards before the holiday rush.
As your president this year, I am grateful to everyone who helped make my year as president as big a success and proud of all we managed to accomplish under pandemic restrictions. The WAA is optimistic about resuming our regular program of classes and shows as soon as possible.
From our WAA family to yours best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!
President, Willingboro Art Alliance