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Photomontage. Meaning. A variation of a “collage” which is a segment of Remix. A more modern version is what we commonly refer to as “ photoshopping ”. T he process (and result) of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs

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meaning
Meaning
  • A variation of a “collage”
  • which is a segment of Remix.
  • A more modern version is what we commonly refer to as “photoshopping”.
  • The process (and result) of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs
  • The composite picture was sometimes photographed so that the final image is converted back into a seamless photographic print.
history
History
  • Started in the 1800s
  • But the name “photomontage” was coined at the end of the war in 1919
  • Evolved into “photocollage” in Europe. (large and ambitious works that added typography and brushwork or even actual objects stuck to the photomontage)
  • Dioramas were developed and inspired by photomontages
  • Got very popular during World War I, when photographers started to produce postcards showing soldiers on one plane and lovers, wives, children, families, or parents on another
  • Husband-and-wife team of Gustav Klutsis and ValentinaKulagina created pioneering photomontage work as propaganda, such as the journal USSR in Construction, for the Soviet government
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Photo “Manipulation”

Scrapbooking

Most frequently used way to “photomontage” these days.

Images are pasted into scrapbooks/albums and “collaged” along with paper tools and decorative items or souvenirs

Digital scrapbooking = Facebook photo albums??

  • Is alterations made to a previously unchanged image. Often, the goal of photo manipulation is to create another realistic image.
  • In the United States, for example, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) have set out a Code of Ethics promoting the accuracy of published images
example
Example

George Grosz

was a German artist known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s.

Oil painting, graffitti, children’s drawings

Republican Automatons, 1920, in the collection of MOMA New York

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Example
  • Hannah Höch

German artist

Studied Art all her life, before & after the war

- She is best known for her work of the Weimar period, when she was one of the originators of photomontage.

Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany, 1919, collage of pasted papers, 90 x 144 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

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Photomontage using Photoshop:

http://bit.ly/aXMyMH