A collage (From the French: à coller, to glue) is a work of fine art, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. The first collages were made with paper and newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects and were glued to a piece of paper or canvas.
First used as a fine art medium by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, collage is an artistic concept associated with the beginnings of modernism, and entails much more than the idea of gluing something onto something else. The glued-on elements which Braque and Picasso added to their canvases offered a new perspective on painting, which flew in the face of conventional ‘Renaissance’ perspective. By incorporating ‘life-sized’ found materials, these artists transformed the notion of two dimensional art and the picture plane, challenging the visual cues of depth perspective. They broke free from the prescribed rules and created paintings that instead suggested shifting angles, and an almost filmic experience. And in so doing opened the door to much of the art that came out of the 20th Century.
The Color and Composition for Collage Artists Weekend Workshop will combine presentations on historical and contemporary collage, step-by-step instruction, offer ample time to experiment and and create new work supported by ongoing instructor feedback and critique. (Read More)
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