Dcollage

DEFINITION

The tearing away of parts of posters or other images which were adhered to each other in layers, so that portions of the underlayers contribute to the final image.(pr. DE-koh-LAHZH)D?collage should not be confused with collage ? which is its opposite ? or with d?colletage ? which is something else altogether.Example:Mimmo Rotella (born Domenico Rotella) (Italian, 1918-2006), detail of a decollage. Jacques de la Villegl? (French, 1926-), 122 rue du temple, 1968, a d?collage of torn-and-pasted printed paper on canvas, 62 5/8 x 82 3/4 inches (159.2 x 210.3 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY. A MOMA curator wrote: "Villegl? has devoted his entire career to d?collage. He was affiliated with Nouveau R?alisme, a French art movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s devoted to transforming everyday objects and detritus into art in the belief that painting was incapable of conveying the actuality of postwar society."Also see detritus.

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