collage

[kuh-lahzh, koh-]
noun
1.
a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.
2.
a work of art produced by this technique. Compare assemblage ( def 3 ).
3.
an assemblage or occurrence of diverse elements or fragments in unlikely or unexpected juxtaposition: The experimental play is a collage of sudden scene shifts, long monologues, musical interludes, and slapstick.
4.
a film that presents a series of seemingly unrelated scenes or images or shifts from one scene or image to another suddenly and without transition.
verb (used with object), collaged, collaging.
5.
to make a collage of: The artist has collaged old photos, cartoon figures, and telephone numbers into a unique work of art.

Origin:
1915–20; < French, equivalent to colle paste, glue (< Greek kólla) + -age -age

collagist, noun
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collage (kəˈlɑːʒ, kɒ-, French kɔlaʒ)
 
n
1.  an art form in which compositions are made out of pieces of paper, cloth, photographs, and other miscellaneous objects, juxtaposed and pasted on a dry ground
2.  a composition made in this way
3.  any work, such as a piece of music, created by combining unrelated styles
 
[C20: French, from coller to stick, from colle glue, from Greek kolla]
 
col'lagist
 
n

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collage
1919, from Fr. collage "a pasting," from O.Fr. coller "to glue," from Gk. kolla "glue." Earliest reference is in Wyndham Lewis.
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Example sentences
Bearden became a master of collage, an art form as complex, fragmented and
  many-layered as his life.
The moving photo collage was a strange sight, yet not unfamiliar.
Collage clippings were scattered on the desk and paintings were stacked against
  the walls.
But the skeleton image is actually a digital collage of three different photos.
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