Isabelle Cornaro

French, born 1974

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Isabelle Cornaro

French, born 1974

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Isabelle Cornaro employs painting, sculpture, installation, and film in her quest to challenge the way viewers perceive art objects. Her multimedia works orchestrate careful juxtapositions that pay tribute to and reinvent traditional modes of representation. For instance, her 2009 installation Landscape with Poussin and eyewitnesses consisted of pedestals, floral vases, and oriental carpets arranged in a loose interpretation of a landscape by Nicholas Poussin. Emphasizing depth of field, larger objects are placed in the foreground and smaller ones in the background, in accordance with the traditional rules of perspective, at which Poussin excelled. “All the objects relate to the representation of nature and the construction of an image,” Cornaro explains. Other likeminded installations have referenced Chinese porcelain and the ornamental pottery of Bernard Palissy.

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Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Isabelle Cornaro employs painting, sculpture, installation, and film in her quest to challenge the way viewers perceive art objects. Her multimedia works orchestrate careful juxtapositions that pay tribute to and reinvent traditional modes of representation. For instance, her 2009 installation Landscape with Poussin and eyewitnesses consisted of pedestals, floral vases, and oriental carpets arranged in a loose interpretation of a landscape by Nicholas Poussin. Emphasizing depth of field, larger objects are placed in the foreground and smaller ones in the background, in accordance with the traditional rules of perspective, at which Poussin excelled. “All the objects relate to the representation of nature and the construction of an image,” Cornaro explains. Other likeminded installations have referenced Chinese porcelain and the ornamental pottery of Bernard Palissy.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more