COLLAGE / FREE (EP13)
There are two types of collage: The first is the artistic collage where you assemble different forms (portions of images, newspaper clippings, coloured bits of paper) to create a new something. Some of the greatest artists (like Picasso, Matisse and Kurt Schwitters) have done collages (if you want to know more, there’s a great article on collages over on Wikipedia). Some of us might remember having done this in our early school years.
Then there’s the other type where you simply take a set of pictures and present them side by side. We have all done this when creating photo albums. The technical part of it shouldn’t be very challenging. The internet offers loads of apps and templates (Adobe, for example, has a site that allows you to create collages online. You can choose one of their many templates or create your own).
The first blipper to really convince me that this type of collage is an art in its own right (and not only a means to save extras) was Dreich (SteveandKerry), who uses mainly architectural or geometrical patterns to create his collages (here’s an example).
It’s hard to give you any rules on how to compose a collage. The only thing I can say is that it should work as a unit. Try combining pictures that share some elements and connect one image to the other. It can be textures, patterns, colours, light, style etc.. You can tell a story in a sequence of images. But contrasts also work very well.
The possibilities are infinite. And that is why I decided not to define a theme for this week’s challenge. You’re free to choose whatever works best for you.
For today’s blip I photographed three segments of the same wall (the front wall of our home).
This week's challenge: COLLAGE
Theme: FREE (whatever you want)
Go for: Artistic impression.
You can publish your contribution(s) on any day(s) until Saturday, February 10th. Don't forget to tag it with EP13.
The next challenge will be published on February 10th (suggestions for techniques/themes are always welcome). Hearts for this challenge will be awarded on Monday, February 12th.
IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE A SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE OR THEME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS!