Anthropomorphic Landscape

In anthropomorphic landscape art, when the image is rotated 90º, the landscape image transforms into the likeness of the human face.

This type of painting was a popular genre from 16th to 18th century in some European countries. And, it was a fad in the Netherlands.

The most popular type of anthropomorphic landscape paintings is that of a portrait of the face of a man with a beard in horizontal position.

Another thing to note about these paintings is that they are quite similar. It is difficult to say, which painter got inspired from which painter’s painting.

Anthropomorphic Landscape Art

Anthropomorphic landscape, portrait of a man
Anthropomorphic landscape, portrait of a man
Anthropomorphic landscape, portrait of a woman
Anthropomorphic landscape, portrait of a woman
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Athanasius Kircher
Artist: Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680)
Featured in Ars magna lucis et umbrae (1645/6)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Claude François Fortier
Title: Le Temps qui detruit tout, donne a tout l’existence:
Des debris que tu vois, j’ai recu la naissance
Artist: Claude François Fortier (1775-1835)
Year: c. 1805
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Claude François Fortier
Artist: Claude François Fortier (1775-1835)
Year: c. 1805
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Artist: Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Herman Saftleven
Title: Rocky landscape with ruins, forming the profile of a man’s face
Artist: Herman Saftleven (1609-1685)
Year: c. 1650
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Johann Christian Vollerdt
Title: An anthropomorphic landscape forming the profile of a man’s head
Artist: Johann Christian Vollerdt (1708-1769)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Johann Martin Will
Artist: Johann Martin Will (1727-1806)
Year: c. 1780
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Johann Martin Will
Title: Europa
Artist: Johann Martin Will (1727-1806)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Johann Martin Will
Title: Nº 26
Artist: Johann Martin Will (1727-1806)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By  Joos de Momper II
Artist: Joos de Momper II (1564-1635)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Matthäus Merian
Artist: Matthäus Merian (1593-1650)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Matthew Merian
Artist: Matthew Merian (1621-1687)
Year: c. 1650
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Matthew Merian
Artist: Matthew Merian (1621-1687)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By Wenceslaus Hollar
Title: This reverf’d is y head and face of an old man
Artist: Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By F. Werner
Artist: F. Werner
Year: 1830
Anthropomorphic landscape Art By F. Werner
Artist: F. Werner
Year: 1830
Anthropomorphic landscape Art
Anthropomorphic landscape Art
Anthropomorphic landscape Art Portrait of George III
Portrait of George III, Strand Magazine, c. 1899
Anthropomorphic landscape ad
Anthropomorphic landscape ad

Anthropomorphic Hill

Anthropomorphic Hill
Year: 1570
Anthropomorphic Hill
Title: Die Fünf Sinne (The Five Senses)
Anthropomorphic Hill By Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Artist: Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593)

Anthropomorphic Hills by Joos de Momper II

Joos de Momper II (1564-1635) painted the allegory of seasons in the form of anthropomorphic hills.

Allegory of Summer
Allegory of Autumn
Allegory of Winter
Allegory of Spring

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