⦿ ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’

‘Cabinets of Curiosity’  vintage art:  Joseph Cornell, 1930s-40s

Joseph Cornell’s best-known works are glass-fronted boxes into
…. which he 
arranged Victorian bric-a-brac, old photographs,
……. dime-store trinkets, and other found elements. 



via   http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/11/06/13-things-i-found-on-the-internet-today-vol-cclx/


6 thoughts on “⦿ ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’

  1. Oh, my gosh! Love this! Very cool, collage-y, some even steam-punky!
    I like the one that is all little cubbies with writing in French!
    I used to do some shadow box art. It was fun!
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…BTW: Leaf it to me…I blogged about leaves today. 😀

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    • I was doing this sort of thing in highschool (long ago) before I was aware of anyone else also having done it, Duchamp for one. I had an affinity for weird or unusual found objects. I’d never heard of this guy until this week, I’m nuts about his stuff !

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      • It IS so great!
        And it makes me think of all the “throw away” stuff and objects found that can be used to create.
        And it makes me think about the little odd “gifts” Boo Radley left for Scout and Jem in the tree hollows in To Kill a Mockingbird (one of my fav books!!!). 🙂

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        • oh yeah ! tw there’salways been heavy speculation that Truman Capote had some part in writing that book, he was in his prime at the time, and the authors were childhood friends. And she never wrote another book

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          • I know she based the Dill character (Charles Baker Harris) on Truman Capote. 🙂
            I heard that she helped write a couple of his books. ???
            I heard this in movies like “Capote” and “Infamous”.
            It would be cool to know the facts. 🙂

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