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By integrating her contemporary photography with historical periods and various settings from around the world, Forman creates a world of illusion; upon closer inspection, what appears ordinary suggests an underlying tension and an aura of mystery. Expressed in the diffused colors of twilight and chiaroscruro, her images blur the boundaries between photography, late Renaissance painting, and film noir. Forman's photo-paintings explore those liminal and in-between moments - of coming and leaving, innocence and confidence, shadow and light, night and day, absence and connection, loss and longing, and not quite the past and not yet the future. Portals, both real and metaphorical, frequent her layered, complex and often dark dreamlike images. Her work is recognized for imbuing each image with strong, harmonious compositions and for her explosive use of color, light and shadow. As a cinematographer writes a narrative with movement and sound, Forman writes with still images, where the images have no power except through their position and relationship. It is these relationships that elicit emotions of desire, vulnerability, and a desperate longing for connection. Between Two Notes will feature over 100 images, insterspersed with comments from a diverse group of admirers.
A step-by-step exploratory, activity guide based around the infinite possibilities and techniques of collage and mixed media. Through ten different works produced using a wide variety of procedures, the book shows the process of creation in an easily understandable way and offers a list of necessary tools, tips, ideas, and solutions for materials, supports, and finishes. This is a book for art enthusiasts and design professionals who love to experiment with new paths. A special section is devoted to reproduction techniques of finished works by creating small, domestic photographic sets with easy-to-make special lighting effects.
Collage is one of the most popular and pervasive of all art-forms, yet this is the first historical survey book ever published on the subject. Featuring over 200 works, ranging from the 1500s to the present day, it offers an entirely new approach. Hitherto, collage has been presented as a twentieth-century phenomenon, linked in particular to Pablo Picasso and Cubism in the years just before the First World War. In Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage, we trace its origins back to books and prints of the 1500s, through to the boom in popularity of scrapbooks and do-it-yourself collage during the Victorian period, and then through Cubism, Futurism, Dada and Surrealism. Collage became the technique of choice in the 1960s and 1970s for anti-establishment protest, and in the present day is used by millions of us through digital devices. The definition of collage employed here is a broad one, encompassing cut-and-pasted paper, photography, patchwork, film and digital technology and ranging from work by professionals to unknown makers, amateurs and children. Published to accompany an exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland, June-October 2019.
Collage by Women presents 50 international women artists working in the field of collage today through a rigorous selection of their works. Curated by the Spanish collage artist Rebeka Elizegi, the book gives space to voices from all backgrounds, origins, and artistic expressions, and shows the wide variety of perspectives that are shaping the panorama of collage today, bringing to light a parallel effervescence of female artistic initiatives around the world. From emerging names to more well-known and established ones, the artists featured here are pushing back the boundaries of art. Collage by Women wants to call attention to the experiences and creative processes of artists that should be on our radar through an impressive selection of manual and digital techniques, topics and aesthetic choices, accompanied by texts that provide in-depth approaches to the inspiration, influences and work trajectory of each artist. Among the artists contributing to the book are Annegret Soltau, Rozenn Le Gall, Caro Mantke, Eva Eun-Sil Han, Eugenia Loli, Sarah Eisenlohr, Isabel Reitemeyer, Olivia Descampe or Linden Eller.
Collage is at the cutting edge of visual design, and can be seen everywhere from advertisements, magazine editorials and fashion stories to street art, album covers, animation and website design. Cut & Paste brings together over 250 images from more than 40 contemporary collage artists, including Serge Bloch, Borsodi Bela, Sara Fanelli, Julian House, Christoph Niemann, John Stezaker and Sergei Sviatchenko.
Both a popular hobby and a recognised art form, collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniques - explored here by the creator of the popular A Collage a Day blog. Offering step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration and even a library of copyright-free images, this hands-on guide covers all the necessary materials, tools and know-how, from adding colour and transferring images, to decollage (tearing away layers). And to spark the reader's imagination, there are 50 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word.
This gorgeous, inspirational guide to collage is the first book to combine a review of collage with a practical section on how to do it. A beautifully illustrated survey of stunning work by contemporary artists is accompanied by a general introduction looking at masters of the medium, from Picasso, to Richard Hamilton, to Peter Blake. An extremely accessible art form, collage requires very little material to get started and this book shows you how. Practical instruction includes advice on structure and composition, creating black and white tonal collage, using contrast, experimenting with colour, incorporating printmaking techniques, and mounting and displaying work.