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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Collage

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Collage, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery showcases works made using the age old process of collage. Join us as we explore the strange and quirky yet interesting juxtapositions created. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Picture of Spatial Growths – Picture with Two Small Dogs, 1920 – 1939, by Kurt Schwitters
2. Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar and Newspaper, 1913, by Pablo Picasso
3. Cadeau, 1921, by Man Ray

image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • Collage refers to the process and work that is made from arranging photos, paper, cloth and other mixed media objects. This resulting composition is typically glued together and then stuck onto a single unifying surface.
  • Collage has been an important form of art and expression through the ages. Arguably as important as painting or sculptor.
  • The idea behind a collage is that the artist is collecting readily available materials such as paper clippings etc. And then giving them a new face, and a new spin, by creating her own unique composition.
  • Each element of a collage is taken out of its original context, and given a new meaning through the process of collage-making.
  • Various objects, ideas, thoughts and pictures and juxtaposed side by side. The resulting image is open to interpretation by the viewer. It is fascinating and fun to weave stories around why the artist might have combined certain elements with one another.

A Final Thought :

We bet when you made your first collage in school – you never thought this was a museum-worthy art form. But it is! Who says art can’t be fun.


Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.

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