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    Joseph Cornell’s most characteristic art works were boxed assemblages created from found objects. These are simple boxes, usually fronted with a glass pane, in which he arranged surprising collections of photographs or Victorian bric a brac, in a way that combines the formal austerity of Constructivism with the lively fantasy of Surrealism. Many of his boxes, such as the famous Medici Slot Machine boxes, are interactive and are meant to be handled…Cornell could create poetry from the commonplace…however, he was fascinated not by refuse, garbage, and the discarded, but by fragments of once beautiful and precious objects he found on his frequent trips to the bookshops and thrift stores of New York. His boxes relied on the Surrealist technique of irrational juxtaposition, and on the evocation of nostalgia, for their appeal. (x)

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      Looking at Joseph Cornell for this brief ‘Extension of an Object’. His work links in well to nostalgia, an area I looked...
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      So interesting, such depth. Each object means something and one could spend hours in contemplation. Thank you for...
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      Reblogged from iamjazmine: Joseph Cornell, one of my art heroes. It’s impossible to fully appreciate these fantastical...
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