- a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.
- a work of art produced by this technique.Compare assemblage(def 3).
- an assemblage or occurrence of diverse elements or fragments in unlikely or unexpected juxtaposition: The experimental play is a collage of sudden scene shifts, long monologues, musical interludes, and slapstick.
- a film that presents a series of seemingly unrelated scenes or images or shifts from one scene or image to another suddenly and without transition.
- to make a collage of: The artist has collaged old photos, cartoon figures, and telephone numbers into a unique work of art.
Origin of collage
Related Words for collagephotomontage
Examples from the Web for collage
Contemporary Examples of collage
Galeria is a collage of quotations: columns, chrome black tables, panels with English paisley fabric.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
An Afghan instructor explained the concept of collage in Dari.
“This is my collage about a farm,” he said pointing out a rake, plant, and chicken.
The risk with collage is that it can seem slapdash or myopic, its meaning opaque to anyone but the artist.Is Fiction Worthless? David Shields Think So
February 8, 2013
Hartigan based it on a collage of Life magazine snippets that included ads for toothpaste and food shots.Not-So-Abstract Expressionism
October 29, 2012
Historical Examples of collage
He held in horror this shameful half-marriage that the language of slang had baptized, as with a stain: Collage.His Excellency the Minister
The artistic technique of collage is based on a logic of choices beyond those of realistic representations.
Collage, as a technique, anticipates the generalized stage of sampling and compositing.
The convention of reading is broken; the text is manipulated like an image and offered as a collage to the reader.
In the whiche Universite is no Collage founded by eny quene of England hidertoward.Cambridge and its Story
Charles William Stubbs
- an art form in which compositions are made out of pieces of paper, cloth, photographs, and other miscellaneous objects, juxtaposed and pasted on a dry ground
- a composition made in this way
- any work, such as a piece of music, created by combining unrelated styles
Word Origin for collage
1919, from French collage "a pasting," from Old French coller "to glue," from Greek kolla "glue." Earliest reference is in Wyndham Lewis.