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1.a. An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color. b. The art of creating such compositions.
2.An assemblage of diverse elements: a collage of conflicting memories.
collaged, collaging, collages verb, transitive
To paste (diverse materials) over a surface, thereby creating an artistic product.
To create such an artistic product.
[French, from coller, to
glue, from colle, glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla.]
- collag´ist noun
Collage, an artwork made by pasting together heterogeneous materials. The decisive and characteristic difference between the technique of collage (from French, coller, "to paste") and painting is that in painting the visual impression is built up by composition of color and line, whereas in collage, bits of newspaper, labels, buttons, and chickenwire, to mention only a few materials, are attached, ready-made, to the surface. The French painter Georges Braque and Spanish artist Pablo Picasso made collages for cubist works in the early 20th century. American pop art of the 1960s introduced the use of large objects, such as pieces of sheet metal, machine parts, parts from automobiles, and wooden rafters.
combination: montage, mosaic,
art: the minor arts, illumination, calligraphy, weaving, tapestry, collage, embroidery, pottery
picture: collage, montage, photomontage
Television is becoming a
collage- there are so many channels that you move through them making a
collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.
David Hockney (b. 1937), British artist. Hockney On Photography, "New York: November 1985" (ed. by Wendy Brown, 1988), conversations with Paul Joyce.
Ernst (èrnst), Max
German-born artist and a founder of Dada and surrealism. Noted for his use of frottage and collage, he explored the subconscious through his stylistically varied works, such as the painting Old Man, Woman, and Flower (1923).
"Collage is the essential psychological identity of this century." - Charles Amirkhanian