Tag Archives: Collage

1870: Cento

A cento is a poem composed of lines taken from other poems, either by different authors or from the same author. (Homer and Virgil are traditional favorites.) The word comes from the Greek κεντρόνη, which means “patchwork garment.” The following … Continue reading

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2009: Crumbs

D. R. McCoy: Crumbs (2009); “I have been studying the Book of Acts recently, which reminded me that gentiles like myself are only allowed into the kingdom because we are receiving the ‘crumbs’ discarded by the people in Jesus’ day. … Continue reading

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1968: Cow

Jiri Kolar: Cow Having Eaten Up Canaletto (1968)

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1862: Billedbog

Pages from a scrapbook billedbog (Danish: “picture book”) made by Hans Christian Andersen and his friend Adolph L. Drewsen for eight-year-old Jonas Drewsen. Andersen and Drewsen both contributed to the collages and wrote stories and poems around the pictures and in … Continue reading

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2014: Dream

Lou Beach: Chair Dream (c. 2014) (source)

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1920: OON

Kurt Schwitters: OON [fec] (1920) I’m lying in bed, I’m sleeping, flat on my back. A thin sheet of paper. Pressed flat. An other world orbits around me. I’m looking around. That’s me there beside me. Or is it? A … Continue reading

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2011: The Black Square

Jakub Woynarowski: from the cycle Wunderkamera (2011)

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