Saturday, October 13, 2007

Joseph Cornell

An exhibit of the great artist and filmmaker Joseph Cornell will be at the San Francisco MOMA until Jan 6. [link]

From the MOMA Website:
A self-taught artist, Joseph Cornell relied almost exclusively on found materials. He collected items from books, newspapers, second-hand stores, exploratory walks — even sweepings from his studio floor — to create intricate, elaborate box constructions and collages. These enchanting works of art transformed commonplace objects into extraordinary and magical dreamscapes, earning him immediate and enduring respect as a sort of artistic alchemist. Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination brings together nearly 200 works dating from the 1930s until the artist's death in 1972, offering the first comprehensive retrospective of his work in a quarter century at its only West Coast venue.

Untitled (Hotel du Cygne) (c. 1952-55)



Tilly Losch (1935)



Untitled (collage) (c. 1930)



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Cornell’s papers online [link]
Some of Cornell’s works online [link]
More works online [link]
Info about Cornell's films [link]
Watch Cornell's 1936 film Rose Hobart [link]
‘The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell’ DVD [link]
 
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