Collage 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.
3. collage items to
• papers: newspaper, vintage papers, envelopes, maps,
comics, tissue paper, painted paper, documents etc
• texture (fabrics, cardboard, envelopes, cut vs. tear)
• typography (fonts) and words
• colour, geometry and abstractions
• washes, diﬀused images, transfers
• layers, masks and stencils
(Dec. 31, 1869 - Nov. 3, 1954)
In 1941 Matisse was diagnosed with cancer and
following surgery, started using a wheelchair. With the
use of assistants, Matisse started creating cut-outs. His
assistants would paint sheets of white paper and he
would cut out coloured elements and place them onto
24. 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 of
collage. His work became more representational and
more overtly socially conscious towards Black rights.