What is Collage and Assemblage? 

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 flatsurface, when the result becomes three-dimensional, and might also be called a reliefsculpture / 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 contemporaryart.

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

Pablo Picasso, 1913-14, Head (Tête)

cut and pasted colored paper, gouache and charcoal on paperboard

43.5 x 33 cm,

 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


Assemblage sculpture - A three-dimensionalcomposition made of various materials such as found objectspaper, wood, and textiles.http://example.com

Robert Rauschenberg   (American, 1925–2008

First Landing Jump

Date: 1961

Medium:  Cloth, metal, leather, electric fixture, cable, and oil paint on composition board, with automobile tire and wood plank

Dimensions:   7' 5 1/8" x 6' x 8 7/8" (226.3 x 182.8 x 22.5 cm)

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