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Author McKinley, Mary Clare, author.

Title Birds of a feather : Joseph Cornell's homage to Juan Gris / Mary Clare McKinley.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2018]
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  709.2 M45B    Check Shelf
Description 93 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Note This catalogue is published in conjunction with "Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from January 23 through April 15, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Joseph Cornell first viewed Cubist painter Juan Gris's The Man at the Café in October 1953. This visual encounter prompted Cornell to create more than a dozen hand-constructed shadow boxes as homages to Gris, each featuring a variation on a motif that echoes formal elements in Gris's painting. This unique book explores Cornell's deep fascination with Gris, uncovering within Cornell's work multiple allusions to Gris's crucial influence and investigating cross-currents such as the artists' shared interests in French culture and the ballet. Birds of a Feather yields a new perspective on Cornell's famed boxes while also shedding light on Gris's painting, establishing points of connection between two key figures of the avant-garde who lived a generation apart.
Subject Cornell, Joseph -- Exhibitions.
Gris, Juan, 1887-1927. Man at the café -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Cornell, Joseph 1903-1972.
Gris, Juan 1887-1927.
Cornell, Joseph. (OCoLC)fst00005140
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) (OCoLC)fst00824280
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Cornell, Joseph. Works. Selections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), issuing body, host institution.
Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art.
ISBN 9781588396273 (hardcover)
1588396274 (hardcover)
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