Artist of the Day- Alborado Morell (click on image to see more)

Morell

Alborado Morell fled Cuba with his family in 1962. He graduated from Bowdoin College, went to graduate school at Yale. He was Professor Emeritus at Mass. College of Art in Boston. He is best known for his work with ‘camera obscura’ and…my first exposure to him was through a photo I frequently viewed at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln MA.

These images can be so confusing. Upside down, right side up, what’s on the wall, what’s through a window, why is a building on a pillow? The camera obscura has been around probably since the 1600s. It was used by artists to transfer drawings to canvas, a sort of early camera.