A Brief History of Collage



“Gift Collage” Photo 2013 DS 

HISTORY OF COLLAGE – The term “collage” was taken from the French word meaning “to glue”.  The story of collage began with the invention of paper in China in 200B.C., continued through many folk art traditions such as Japanese text collages in the twelfth century, fifteenth century Persian cut paper designs and German lace valentine greetings etc. down to the modern period.  Collage became known as a fine art medium through the experimentation of French Cubist artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in 1912 – DS.


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