Thursday, 15 November 2007

Awesome Assemblage

I just read a wonderful book called "Pöytä kahdelle -ikkunan ääreltä" (Table for two -by the window) unfortunately it's not yet translated to other languages. Anna Kortelainen, an art historian and her husband Hannu Mäkelä, a writer, share their favorite art pieces and thoughts about them. First of all, it's an inspiring book about how you can form a very intimate relationship with an art piece, even if it hangs on a museum wall and is seen by hundreds of people every day. Secondly, there were some extremely interesting pieces, like these assemblages by Joseph Cornell.

Here's some more of Cornells work
and here are links to some other wonderful assemblage artists of today:
Dale Copeland
Frank Turek
Anu Tuominen
just to mention a few..


Pia K said...

Thanks for sharing, I fell in love with Cornells work immediatly!

-mari- said...

That happened to me too:) It's nice to hear that I've managed to share some inspiration!