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Marcia Lee Jones
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The term "collage" comes from the french verb for "to glue." The "Oxford English Dictionary" defines "collage" as a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing. Here are some facts about collage and its history.
Cubist George Braques may have coined the term "collage" in the early part of the twentieth century to describe the technique he applied to his cubist works. But some also argue that collage art began as far back as ancient Japan, when calligraphers glued letters to paper.
vCollage (From the French: coller, to glue, French pronunciation: [kɔ.laːʒ]) is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.
The term collage derives from the French "coller" meaning "glue". This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.
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