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date: 24 March 2023


The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

(Fr., coller: ‘to gum’).A term applied to a type of picture (and also to the technique used in creating such pictures) in which photographs, news cuttings, and other suitable objects are pasted on to a flat surface, often in combination with painted passages. Long popular as a leisure-time occupation for children and amateurs (in scrapbooks for example), it first became an acknowledged artistic technique in the early 20th century, when it took much of its material from the proliferation of mass-produced images in newspapers, advertisements, cheap popular illustrations, etc. The ... ...

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