Untitled (multiple cubes) 1946-48
Mondrian feeling strong. Feeling of progress and satisfaction.
Without leaving New York, Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) travelled far and wide in his imagination, but beyond all he longed for the state of yearning itself.
He made the most marvelous collages and assemblages in glass-fronted ‘shadow boxes’. Everyday humble found objects are carefully selected and arranged into spellbinding treasures and image-making poetry.
Thinking of himself as an armchair voyager, he called his dossiers/diaries of paper ephemera ‘explorations’.
With his imagination Cornell connects time and space and crossed not only all national borders, but also the differences between high art and popular culture.