/ kəˈläzh; kô-; kō-/
a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
a composition made in this way.
a combination or collection of various things.
/ -läzhist/ n.
Composition made up of various materials (such as cardboard, string and fabric), pasted on to a canvas or other background. Cubist artists, such as Picasso
, and Gris
developed it into a serious art form. Collage was also used by members of the Dada
movement, such as Schwitters
A putting-together of independent styles in juxtaposition either simultaneously or successively. The separate styles usually consist of contrasting rhythm, melody, or harmony. For a true collage the juxtaposition must be of coherent sections which are the product of separate mus. elements, e.g. the many examples in the mus. of Charles Ives
, where dissonances are not resolved but treated as a normal situation. The term is borrowed from the visual arts, and literally means ‘glueing together’.
, découpage, Lesage, maquillage, paysage, plage, potage, vernissage
•triage • persiflage • fuselage • collage
•ménage • badinage
•counter-espionage • mirage
•entourage • corsage • repêchage