IdN v29n1: Mixed Media Issue — Collages & Montages

The word collage can be traced back to 200BC, deriving from the French word “coller”, meaning to glue or to stick together. Unfortunately, when this technique was first introduced to the world, it didn’t get the attention it deserved until the 10th century in Japan when calligraphers began to apply glued paper, using texts on surfaces, when writing their poems.