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Nearly Sane

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Joseph Cornell
« on: August 15, 2015, 01:48:30 PM »
Will have to sort out a visit, looks fascinating

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/joseph-cornell

Maeght

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Re: Joseph Cornell
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 03:05:31 PM »
Not my sort of thing - but each to their own.

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Re: Joseph Cornell
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 10:05:35 AM »
How long has Cornell been well regarded? I can see why his stuff is interesting but I would have thought that not that long ago it would have been unthinkingly dismissed as twee.

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Re: Joseph Cornell
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 10:18:13 AM »
He was reasonably successful when alive.   It is gentler than some of the art of the time but as part of surrealism it is within the pattern. I like found art as it ties in with an idea of serendipity that amuses me.

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Re: Joseph Cornell
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2015, 10:43:49 AM »
Yes, I've just been watching the video explaining that. Otherwise I think his work may have been lost - shadow boxes aren't exactly the coolest medium. It's interesting that he was a surrealist before surrealism - I wonder aware he was of what he was creating? I like the idea he said 'collage=life', because I think layering the everyday would lead to some pretty surreal results.

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Re: Joseph Cornell
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 12:14:48 PM »
I you call it art and get away with it and make a living, well who are we to judge?

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