According to the dictionary, a collage is a form of art made by sticking various materials such as photographs, pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing in order to get a coherent image.
Deriving from the French ‘coller’, the term was established in the beginning of 20th century by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, thus making collage a distinctive part of modern art.
As artists of all times were mainly preoccupied with finding their own voice in the arts world, collage became another avenue in visual arts by applying various materials onto the canvas and creating a recognisable or abstract image.
Collage making requires both skill and imagination and it is a comfortable medium for artists that prefer creativity to realism.
From Picasso, Cubomania and Surrealism to the modern art today, the collage technique evolved and improved with every new material added to the image.
Newspaper, fabric, and even wood are just a few preferred materials by many artists whose main preoccupation is to move the boundaries of art further and further.
We can say that collage art is an experimental art form and every artist that adopts it has their own input thus creating a distinctive genre.