Astonoshing is the right word for this art work that can be found in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Sculptor Philip Haas has made a five meter high fiberglass sculptor that he has called “Winter”. The art object is in honor to celebrate an exhibition of Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
The sculpture looks like a giant face, like a portrait, and it is made of bark, twigs, branches, fungi, moss, etc. It is an imitation of Arcimboldo’s 1563 painting “Winter”. It has a really expressive face that gives the whole sculpture a lot of life. This art work is considered as one of the best of year 2010.
Haas has made several featured films that were nominated for the Oscar; “Angels and Insects” is one of them. Other funny looking face sculptures are these ones that are 250 years old, but look so modern.