By: Bjorn, Jordan B., Max, Serra, Dominic Information Arcimboldo was born in Milan, Italy in 1527. He died on July 11, 1593 at the age of 66. He was 22 years old when he officially became an artist. He was never married and died alone. Interpretation We thought it was called the librarian because it’s a picture of an old man made of books. We also thought the picture could be made out of books, and it’s a man, so man could represent knowledge. Questions Why are most of your paintings about fruit? What inspired you to become an artist? Where did you get your ideas?