Title

Collage

Document Type

Encyclopedia Entry

Publication Date

2012

Department

English

Language

English

Publication Title

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Abstract

COLLAGE (Fr coller, "to glue") Refers to an abstract visual artwork in which the artist juxtaposes disparate media and various textures, affixing them to a single pictorial surface. Collage entered the descriptive vocabulary of art crit. in the second decade of the 20th c. As a compositional technique in painting, collage was among the innovations that distinguished later (synthetic) cubist paintings included, e.g., fragments of newsprint headlines, bits of string, and other materials. (George Braque first included pieces of wallpaper in charcoal drawings; later, the Ger. artist Kurt Schwitters began making his famed abstract collage works incorporating found objects and alluding, often, to contemp. events; this work is known as Merz; see AVANT-GARDE POETICS.)

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