Shadow Box

A shadow box is an enclosed glass-front case containing an object or objects presented in a thematic grouping with artistic or personal significance. The grouping of the objects and the depth effect created by their relative heights from the backing creates a dramatic visual result. While shadow boxes have a strong tradition in military history, they are also frequently created purely for artistic goals. The best-known artist of shadow boxes is Joseph Cornell.

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