Collage & Mixed Media
Collage (from the French: coller, "to glue", 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 magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, 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 was coined by both George Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of
the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.