Collage: Evolution of a Modern Medium
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Course Number: NARH 3755
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
The term collage emerged in the 1910s to describe certain Cubist experiments by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Since then, collage has remained a central and vital practice in the development of modern and contemporary art. This course examines the hundred-year history of this medium, and its various deployments by artists associated with Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Assemblage, Pop art, and other movements. Readings address how collage has functioned as formal innovation, political critique, mirror to media saturation, and expression of cultural hybridity. Student presentations and final papers will examine the collage-based practices of contemporary artists.