Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. In his boxes and collages, he assembled a mixture of bits of popular culture, classical art and literature, obscure scientific texts and theories, creating compelling formal and playful, interactive private worlds. Composed of earthly, often humble, cast-offs, Cornell's work is frequently transcendent, evocative of dreams and pointing to the heavens.
The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell DVD-ROM offers unprecedented access to Cornell's work, providing multi-dimensional views of some of his best boxes. This intimate exploration gives a virtual hands-on experience of these objects as well as a unique insight into the artist's working materials and methods.