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Teachers’ Guide To Constructing A Cut-up through Collage

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Hello Everyone,

 

This blog post aimsТ to serveТ as an aid for you (the teachers). Т The purpose is in giving you the confidence and comfort when going forth with your students while they create their masterpieces.

We will be exploring through the cut-up technique what visual imagery we can pull from the After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists.

http://wexarts.org/exhibitions/after-picasso-80-contemporary-artists?language=en

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This Cut-Up was created using, the “Cut-Up Machine”.

http://www.languageisavirus.com/cutupmachine.html#.VfcdIvlRJqw

The text was pulled from the first paragraph on the “After Picasso” information page on the Wexner website.

http://wexarts.org/exhibitions/after-picasso-80-contemporary-artists?language=en

Explore Pablo Picasso’s potent legacy and persistent impact on several generations of artists in this vibrant exhibition occupying all our galleries this fall.

Step 1: I use an old Picasso book,Т whichТ I own, to pull my pictures andТ inspiration for the “cut-up”. The great thing about collaging, is that you don’t need any drawing or painting abilities. It is all about scale, depth and the composition.

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Step 2: Since I’m using the “Cut-Up Machine” to create my words, I will be writing the text for this piece.

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Step 3: The key to a strong collage is knowing when enough is enough. We will now subtract from our creation.

I am using whiteout and white paint to subtract from the original collage. The reason for this is because the negative space (background) is white, allowing a push and pull effect to balance the art. I would say this is the only technical part of the entire project that may be challenging. Think of it like making a cake, you can always add more sugar, but if you add too much sugar then you may ruin the cake.

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Т The final version

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