Heady Stuff

The most memorable exhibition in Paris last fall was the Musée du Luxembourg’s retrospective of the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the 16th-century Italian painter known for his bizarre paintings of faces composed of produce and vegetation. Now at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, the show won’t be coming to this country. Not to despair: The stunning catalogue Arcimboldo 1526–1593, from Skira/Rizzoli, arrives here in March, illustrated with hundreds of images, including the artist’s The Summer, The Winter, and some of his tamer court portraits.