Definition of collage
1a : an artistic composition made of various materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface cut pictures from magazines to make a collageb : a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements the album is a collage of several musical styles
2 : the art of making collages an artist known for her use of collage
3 : hodgepodge a collage of ideas
4 : a work (such as a film) having disparate scenes in rapid succession without transitions
collagistplay \kə-ˈlä-zhist, kȯ-, kō-\ noun
Examples of collage in a Sentence
We made collages in art class.
an artist known for her use of collage
The album is a collage of several musical styles.
Recent Examples of collage from the Web
The post is a collage of two images: Prince Charles with William and Harry as little boys; and Prince William all grown up with his own son, Prince George.
The multimillion-dollar artworks in question include a Picasso painting, a photograph by Diane Arbus and a Jean-Michel Basquiat collage, which were supposedly gifted to DiCaprio by Jho Low, Red Granite's purported financier.
The Joni Mitchells of the world see this collage aesthetic as evidence of him being a contemptible fraud.
A short, black woman knelt below the collage of pictures, poems and messages to a bright yellow pot, one of 49 bordering the tarp shielding the wreckage of the club.
Here, a particularly lovely wall includes personal notes and exhibition announcements that have elements of collage, an art form Tinguely was introduced to by Saint Phalle.
Representational and abstract painters will be working in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media collage as well as photographers, potters, glass, fabric artisans and jewelry designers using sterling and silver, copper and semi-precious stones.
Sections of the collage were labeled LOVER, SPORTSMAN, FATHER, with pithy commentary by a twenty-year-old Maher underneath.
Top the collage with a congratulatory message written in sticker letters ($6, amazon.com), and place your creation inside the frame.
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Origin and Etymology of collage
French, literally, gluing, from coller to glue, from colle glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla
First Known Use: 1919See Words from the same year
COLLAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collage for English Language Learners
: a work of art that is made by attaching pieces of different materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) to a flat surface
: the art or method of making collages
: a collection of different things
COLLAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of collage for Students
: a work of art made by gluing pieces of different materials to a flat surface
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