Monthly Archives: December 2010

http://ping.fm/W96vU…indow-montages Wholly Holiday Assemblage: Bergdorf Goodman’s Phantasmagorical Window Montages – Bergdorf Goodman’s window displays during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season are invariably sumptuous and magnificent. However, this year B.G. has outdone itself.

http://ping.fm/FzDQr…joseph-cornell/ Happy 107th Birthday, Joseph Cornell! Joseph Cornell (born Nyack, New York on 24 December 1903 – died Queens, New York on 29 December 1972) was an American sculptor, collagist, & film-maker, who is generally credited with being the first artist to elevate shadow-box assemblage to the status of high art, becoming one of its greatest practitioners. Cornell’s work also exerted a pervasive if subtle influence on the graphic and decorative arts that continues to this day.

Happy 107th Birthday, Joseph Cornell!

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Joseph Cornell (born Nyack, New York on 24 December 1903 – died Queens, New York on 29 December 1972) was an American sculptor, collagist, & film-maker, who is generally credited with being the first artist to elevate shadow-box assemblage to the status of high art, becoming one of its greatest practitioners. Cornell’s work also exerted a pervasive if subtle influence on the graphic and decorative arts that continues to this day.

Cornell did not study art-making formally, but in common with many boys raised in late Victorian times, he received elementary training in simple manual arts according to the Kindergarten principles of the German educator Friedrich Froebel (Cornell’s mother was trained as a kindergarten teacher). Cornell also learned to make simple toys and decorations from how-to manuals like The Boy’s Own Book, a 19th-century encyclopedia of pastimes, games, and crafts, which among other things taught how to make simple shadow boxes from scrap wood and plate glass.
Continued, with a new homage collage to Joseph Cornell, at http://ping.fm/qfmu5…joseph-cornell/

Happy 107th Birthday, Joseph Cornell! http://ping.fm/Tv2i2

Calling All Collagists and Assembleurs!!!

http://ping.fm/ZDuYo ‎Calling All Collagists and Assembleurs!!!
The Collage & Assemblage Webring welcomes the participation of websites or blogs specializing in any and all aspects of two- and three-dimensional collage: artwork, aesthetics, history, techniques, materials, alternative/new media, and impact on culture and lifestyles. Websites that provide supplies for collage and assemblage are also welcome.

There are many webrings for art, but none that that we have yet found specializing in collage and assemblage. We like the idea of going on a random stroll among the websites of others who share our artistic interests, letting chance pick new websites and experiences for us. This new webring is intended to do just that.

You can join the webring by signing your website up at the Collage and Assemblage WebRing link. As a bonus, we will give a link on our Blog Roll to all websites that join this webring.
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http://ping.fm/L7uEr ‎Calling All Collagists and Assembleurs!!!
The Collage & Assemblage Webring welcomes the participation of websites or blogs specializing in any and all aspects of two- and three-dimensional collage: artwork, aesthetics, history, techniques, materials, alternative/new media, and impact on culture and lifestyles. Websites that provide supplies for collage and assemblage are also welcome.

http://ping.fm/IG7L1 John Heartfield: Profile in Collage. He pioneered the use of photomontage as savage political satire. He joined both the Dada Movement and the German branch of the Communist Party during the First World War,

John Heartfield: Profile in Collage

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John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld in Berlin, Germany, 1891; died in East Berlin, 1968) pioneered the use of photomontage as savage political satire. He joined both the Dada Movement and the German branch of the Communist Party during the First World War, and continued to make political and propaganda art (in the form of stage sets and poster designs) for the rest of his life.

One of Heartfield’s most famous photomontages showed the head of Adolf Hitler montaged onto the neck of an x-rayed torso, in which the esophagus is a stack of coins and the stomach is filled with more coins, while a swastika perches in the position of the heart (its title is Adolph the Superman,
Swallows Gold and Spouts Tin). Appearing in the early 1930s, Heartfield’s anti-Nazi photomontages nearly led to his arrest by the Nazis;
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http://ping.fm/dMQAq Some art historians attribute the technique of collage to Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early 20th century. But techniques of gluing or otherwise attaching fragments of paper, cloth, or even metal to a surface date back much further –perhaps to the time that paper itself was invented —

Dada and Collage

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The Dada movement, which originated in Switzerland during the First World War, would bring about lasting changes in the nature and technique of collage. Prior to the War, collage had been used by Cubists like Picasso, Braque, and Juan Gris as a device to extend the picture plane into three dimensions, and to aid further in the abstraction of objects in space. Wallpaper, pages from newspapers, cloth, and small pieces of wood or string functioned as the elements of rather simple collage compositions that supplemented paintings. Read more at http://ping.fm/ivIzl#more-633