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The following definitions are taken from Artlex On-Line Art Dictionary

:Collage  (pr. kuhl-lahzh') 

picture or design created by adhering such basically flat elements as newspaper, wallpaper, printed text and illustrationsphotographs, cloth, string, etc., to a flat surface, when the result becomes three-dimensional, and might also be called a relief sculpture / construction  / assemblage.  Most of the elements adhered in producing most collages are "found" materials. Introduced by the Cubist artists, this process was widely used by artists who followed, and is a familiar technique in contemporary art.

"Collage" was originally a French word, derived from the word coller, meaning "to paste."


Assemblage sculpture - A three-dimensional composition made of various materials such as found objectspaper, wood, and textiles.

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