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Mrs Potter


Mrs Potter's portrait is drawn by Daniel (Year 5) in the style of Gieuseppe Arcimboldo. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)

Mrs Potter is a Reception teacher. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:

What do you like to do when you're not at school?

When I'm not at school I like to run, bake and read. I'm also known to frequent a coffee shop for a slice of cake.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?

My superpower would be teleportation. I would love to be able to just transport myself away to a different place quickly. Going on holiday would be super quick and I wouldn't have to sit in all the motorway traffic.

Gieuseppe Arcimboldo

Arcimboldo was a renaissance artist. The job of a renaissance court portraitist was to produce likenesses of his sovereigns to display at the palace and give to foreign dignitaries or prospective brides. It went without saying the portraits should be flattering. Yet, in 1590, Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted his royal patron, the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, as a heap of fruits and vegetables. With pea pod eyelids and a gourd for a forehead, he looks less like a king than a crudité platter.

Lucky for Arcimboldo, Rudolf had a sense of humour. And he had probably grown accustomed to the artist’s visual wit. Arcimboldo served the Hapsburg family for more than 25 years, creating oddball “composite heads” made of sea creatures, flowers, dinner roasts and other materials.