Thursday, February 18, 2010

Collages from the 1860

There was recently a showing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Playing With Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage." It showcased work of multiple women and men from the victorian era, around the 1860s, and what they did with carte de visites. They would create these really interesting and intricate collages using the pictures, and superimose them on suitcases, butterfly wings, and duck heads, as well as other things. It is really interesting to read about, because until these were uncovered, many thought that collages began during 1912, when Picasso and Braque were coming out with their works. I have linked the title of the show to an article from the new york times that goes into more detail about it. I tried to look for more images of these works online, but I came up only with the ones that were included in the article. If anyone has some of these images, or knows where I could find them, that would be great!
Be a betty!

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