noun Etymology: French, literally, gluing, from coller to glue, from colle glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla Date: 1919 1. a. an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface b. a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements <
the album is a collage of several musical styles
2. the art of making collages 3. hodgepodge <
a collage of ideas
4. a work (as a film) having disparate scenes in rapid succession without transitions • collage transitive verbcollagist noun

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  • collage — [ kɔlaʒ ] n. m. • 1544; de coller 1 ♦ Action de coller. Procéder au collage des affiches. Techn. Assemblage par adhésion. ♢ État de ce qui est collé. ♢ Arts Composition faite d éléments hétérogènes collés sur la toile, éventuellement intégrés à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Collage — Sf Kunstwerk, das aus verschiedenen Teilen zusammengestellt ist per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. collage m., einer Ableitung von frz. coller leimen, kleben , abgeleitet von frz. colle Leim , aus gr. kólla. Das Wort… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • collage — n. 1. any picture made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs, especially in unusual or surprising ways. Syn: montage. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the technique of producing a work of art that is a collage[1]. [PJC] 3. any composite object,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collage — Collage: Das Fremdwort stammt aus dem Bereich der bildenden Kunst. In der frz. Sprache wurde es erstmals am Anfang des 20. Jh.s im Zusammenhang mit den von Picasso und Braque geschaffenen Bildkompositionen verwendet, die aus aufgeklebten… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • collage — 1919, from Fr. collage a pasting, from O.Fr. coller to glue, from Gk. kolla glue. Earliest reference is in Wyndham Lewis …   Etymology dictionary

  • collage — (del francés; pronunciamos colás ) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Técnica que consiste en pegar sobre un lienzo o tabla diversos materiales para formar una composición artística. 2. Composición hecha con esta técnica: Hizo un collage con… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • collage — [kə läzh′] n. [Fr, a pasting < colle, paste < Gr kolla, glue] 1. an art form in which, variously, small objects, bits of newspaper, cloth, pressed flowers, etc. are pasted together on a surface in incongruous relationship for their symbolic …   English World dictionary

  • collage — /kɔ laʒ/, it. /kɔ l:aʒ/ s.m., fr. (propr. incollamento ), in ital. invar. 1. (artist.) [procedimento d arte figurativa che utilizza frammenti di materiali diversi componendoli su un piano e, anche, l opera così realizzata] ▶◀ papier collé. 2.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • collage — → colaje …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • collage — /fr. kɔˈlaʒ/ s. m. inv. (fig.) insieme, misto, mescolanza …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • collage — [n] mixture of pictures abstract composition, found art, photomontage; concept 259 …   New thesaurus

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