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Art and Images in Psychiatry
May 02, 2011

Arcimboldo's Vertumnus: A Portrait of Rudolf II

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011;68(5):442-443. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.41

Whoever you are, looking at me,

A strange deformed image,

With a laugh on your lips

That flashes in your eyes

And stamps your face

With novel happiness

 . . . for on the outside

I seem a monster, and on the inside

I hide a kingly image, and

A heavenly resemblance . . . 

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