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adhesive

adhesive  

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A substance used for joining surfaces together. Adhesives are generally colloidal solutions, which set to gels. There are many types including animal glues (based on collagen), vegetable mucilages, ...
affichiste

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Name (literally ‘poster designer’) taken by the French artists and photographers Raymond Hains (1926–2005) and Jacques Villeglé (1926– ), who met in 1949 and during the early 1950s devised a ...
Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri  

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(b Città di Castello, Umbria, 12 Mar. 1915; d Nice, 13 Feb. 1995).Italian painter, collagist, and designer. In 1943 he was captured whilst serving as a doctor with the Italian army in north Africa ...
appropriation

appropriation  

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The taking over of a real object or work of art into another work of art, for example in Cubist art in which fragments of newspapers were included to represent themselves. The term has particularly ...
Argentine art

Argentine art  

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Argentina has little trace of pre-Hispanic art and thus largely depended on European models until the 20th century when its artists deliberately adopted an internationalist policy. Examples of early ...
Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove  

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(b Canandaigua, NY, 2 Aug. 1880; d Huntington, Long Island, NY, 23 Nov. 1946).American painter, a pioneer of abstract art. For most of his career he earned his living as a commercial illustrator and ...
assemblage

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Art produced by the assembling of disparate elements, often scavenged or bought by the artist. The practice dates back to Picasso's Cubist constructions made from 1912 onwards. It was later adopted ...
bricolage

bricolage  

The appropriation of pre-existing materials that are ready-to-hand to create something new (Lévi-Strauss). This creation both reflects and constructs the bricoleur's identity. The term is widely used ...
Carlo Carrà

Carlo Carrà  

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(b Quargnento, Piedmont, 11 Feb. 1881; d Milan, 13 Apr. 1966).Italian painter and writer on art, a prominent figure in both Futurism and Metaphysical Painting. He joined the Futurists in 1909, and ...
cento

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[sen-toh]A written composition made up of fragments taken from other writers. This may be a prose composition, but the term is applied most often to poem that is made up of lines from other poems. ...
Collage

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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2008
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Art & Architecture
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[Fr. coller: ‘to stick, glue’].

Art form and technique, incorporating the use of pre-existing materials or objects attached as

Collage

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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To explain the meaning and historical significance of the artistic technique of collage, which is sometimes also understood as a

Collage

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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Composition consisting of relatively flat materials, usually paper and cloth, glued onto a surface (Fr. coller: “to glue”). Another

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World Encyclopedia

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Composition made up of various materials (such as cardboard, string and fabric), pasted on to a canvas or other background.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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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 onto a flat ... More
collage

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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(French: sticking or pasting). The term has come to be used of any work made up of pieces of

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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[from the French coller, ‘to gum’] A pictorial technique in which pieces of cut paper of all shapes and types are combined and stuck down on to another surface to create a ... More
Combine art

Combine art  

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A term coined by the American artist Robert Rauschenberg to describe the radical form of collage he devised in which the flat painting surface is ‘combined’ with a wide variety of objects including ...
combine painting

combine painting  

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A term coined by Robert Rauschenberg for a type of work he invented in the early 1950s—a very radical form of collage—in which a painted surface is ‘combined’ with various real objects, or sometimes ...
Conrad Marca-Relli

Conrad Marca-Relli  

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(1913–2000).Collage artist, painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Best known for vigorously conceived, richly textured canvas collages collectively constituting a singular contribution to abstract ...

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