CollageCollage is a form of visual art that assembles diﬀerent forms resulting in a new whole. A collage may include newspaper clippings, ribbons,bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and other found objects. These are then glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The term collage derives from the French "coller," meaning glue.
collage items to consider:• papers: newspaper, vintage papers, envelopes, maps, comics, tissue paper, painted paper, documents etc• texture (fabrics, cardboard, envelopes, cut vs. tear)• typography (fonts) and words• juxtaposition• colour, geometry and abstractions• drawings• washes, diﬀused images, transfers• overprinting• layers, masks and stencils
Matisse (Dec. 31, 1869 - Nov. 3, 1954) In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed with cancer andfollowing surgery, started using a wheelchair. With theuse of assistants, Matisse started creating cut-outs. His assistants would paint sheets of white paper and hewould cut out coloured elements and place them onto paper. http://www.henri-matisse.net/cut_outs.html
Romare Bearden (Sept. 2, 1911-March 12, 1988)Romare Bearden was an African-American artist and writer. During the 1960s civil rights movement, Bearden began experimenting with the form ofcollage. His work became more representational andmore overtly socially conscious towards Black rights. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romare_Bearden
Romare Bearden“Prevalence Of Ritual Mysteries”1964
Romare Bearden“Return Of the Prodigal Son”1967
Romare Bearden“Tomorrow I May Be Far Away”1967