Joseph Cornell

The US artist reflects on the art and events that have shaped a career spanning almost seven decades

Connecting the dots between modern art and a collection of anatomical wax models in Florence

Joseph Cornell, Palace, 1943, box construction, 27 x 51 x 13 cm

Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Jean Cocteau, Boy and Lyre, 1958. Courtesy: Michael Parkin Gallery / The Bridgeman Art Library, ADAGP Paris / DACS, London

How writers and filmmakers have responded to that most melancholy of colours