1. an artistic composition made of various materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface cut pictures from magazines to make a collage
2. a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements


“Collage”, as a technical device, has a legitimate application in the art of caricatures. It gives broad opportunities for creating expressive compositions, both to artists professionals, and to authors who do not know drawing skills.

The comic effect is achieved due to an unexpected compilation of images that gives rise to a semantic background. In such collages there are used all kinds of printed products from photographs to reproductions. There are options with partial use of collage, when a cartoon contains a combination of graphic and photographic images. Such works were fashionable in the sixties of the 20th century.

An interesting effect gives the use of a texture pasted onto a drawing that replaces the color fill or shading. Collage, as a technique, is often used in the design of magazines’ and books’ covers. With the development of computer technologies and the invention of computer graphics, the possibilities of creating highly technical collages have significantly expanded, but it should be admitted that, at the same time, the importance of this form of grotesque art has been reduced.

M. Valiakhmetov

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