Because of its dual origins in art and psychotherapy, art therapy definitions vary. They commonly either lean more toward the art-making process as therapeutic in and of itself, “art as therapy,” or focus on the psychotherapeutic transference process between the therapist and the client who makes art. The therapist interprets the client’s symbolic self-expression, as communicated in the art, and elicits interpretations from the client. — Art Therapy
What is Collage?
Collage is a technique of creating a work of art by superimposing numerous overlapping images not usually associated with each other. Collage is different from other art forms because it does not dictate a particular style. A collage contains images of things of interest to you. What do you like? How are you feeling? What are you thinking about? You can make a collage to represent who you are and where you are at. That’s what I have done with mine.
The history of collage is facinating and if you have the time to research it you will not be disappointed. There are many sites in the interent you can explore.
The Chinese invention of paper in 200 BC is a starting point. The earliest examples of paper collage are the work of twelfth-century Japanese calligraphers, who used fabric and paper to create a background for brushstrokes they used to record their poems.
The term collage from the French “colle” meaning “glue” was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art. Both Picasso and Braque were influenced by the writings, theories, and paintings of Paul Cezanne. Along with another group, they began to paint in an abstract geometric style later referred to as analytic cubism.
Photomontage and Collage Online
Collage made from photographs, or parts of photographs, is called photomontage. Digital collage is the technique of using computer tools to create photomontage. Collage Machine is fun for children of all ages. Why don’t you try them?