How and why do artists create powerful visual works using non traditional media?

"Collage is like life you take what you have and make the most of it" Romare Bearden


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We will be exploring the art media of collage looking first at the work of Romare Bearden, mathematician, musician and collage artist. We also viewed the work of other collage artists Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hock, David Hockney, Matisse and Chinese artists Hong Hao and Xue Song


























To understand the background/ context of how collage we need to look at these two art movements:
the Dada and Surrealist


The four collage devices that we need to know are:

juxtaposition/ fragmentation
point of view,
scale change
overlapping
these allow us to work with the media in a sophisticated manner.




With Bearden in mind we created personal narratives using the above collage techniques...


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2010 Collage "in my room"