Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Klaus Enrique, The Arcimboldo Series

I was recently informed of a very interesting looking photography exhibit, Klaus Enrique, The Arcimboldo Series. To be held at New York's Robert Burge/ 20th Century Photographs, Ltd. from February 21 to April 13, the show will feature the photographic work of Klaus Enrique Gerdes. As mentioned in the title of the show, Klaus Enrique's photographs of his vividly detailed vegetable and floral compositions were inspired by the work of Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Just look at Klaus Enrique's Autumn above. Isn't the detail amazing?

According to Robert Burge, Klaus Enrique endured a few hardships while creating his vegetal creations including dealing with swarms of fruit flies as well as petals rotting under hot lights. Ah, the life of an artist. For more information on the show, please visit
Robert Burge's website. And if you happen to be in Manhattan, I urge you to see the show for yourself.

Flora, 2011

Vegetable Gardener, 2011

Winter, 2011

Vertumnus, 2010

Primavera, 2010

All images courtesy of Robert Burge/ 20th Century Photographs, Ltd.


  1. Loved seeing this! Amazing, yes it is. Beautiful too.

  2. Such attention to detail and so beautiful.

  3. always so whimsical & fun to see dahhling...

  4. Thank you for the post about my work! If you would like to see more images from the series, you can do so here: http://klausenrique.com/art/67/gallery.html

  5. I adore these + been a fan of KE for quiet some time now. So sorry I won't be in NY! Thank you for these images. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  6. His work really is astounding, Jennifer!

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  7. Melissa@Fromental.co.uk9:56 PM

    Thank you Jennifer! On your recommendation, I ran over to Robert Burge this afternoon and saw these incredible photographs... Even better, the super-knowledgeable Mr. Burge gave us a wonderful insight into how they were made and the artist who made them! I really hope you get to see them in person!! Melissa

  8. Melissa, I'm so glad that you got the chance to see the show! Lucky you!!!

  9. Love his work and have posted about it as well in early December right after he showed at the Verge Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel - fabulous!

  10. Anonymous4:58 PM

    absolutely amazing what he has done with vegetables and flowers