14 COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE

BRINGING THE REAL WORLD INTO THE ARTWORK

The construction of pictures from disparate elements, often printed matter or photographs, is known as “collage.” In sculpture the same approach is known as “assemblage,” and differs only in that three-dimensional objects are collected and combined. In both cases, artists can select their source material to secure scale, color, texture, and content to their liking. Collaged items can also be combined with traditional art-making media.

STRATEGIES

• Images from disparate sources can be readily combined to create disjointed and challenging juxtapositions.

• Decorative formations can be made, in which elements are arranged into patterns.

• Photographs and photographic fragments ...

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