Uncomfortable cat and shamed dog.
Wednesday I had my collage art co-op, it’s so satisfying ripping paper…
Things we learned about collage –
Collage truly emerged as a medium in its own right in the early years of the 20th century with the Cubist experiments of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The duo coined the term “collage” (from the French verb “coller,” meaning “to glue” or “to stick”) to describe works composed from pasted pieces of colored paper, newsprint, and fabric, considered at the time to be an audacious intermingling of high and low culture.
Artists associated with Dada—particularly the movement’s Berlin branch—began incorporating collage techniques into their work. Hannah Hoch, Richard Huelsenbeck, John Heartfield, and others pioneered the technique of photomontage, using preexisting photographs, often drawn from mass-media sources, to create composite images that sharply critiqued German society and culture in the aftermath of World War I.
Neo-avant-garde artists of the 1950s like Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns created assemblages that brought collage techniques into three dimensions—laying the groundwork for much contemporary sculpture—as well as works on paper that incorporated found elements drawn from the mass media and everyday life.
Also, making collages makes a mess on the table.
Thursday it snowed. More than we were expecting, so we canceled our Viking lecture.
Since Bethany was home (and wouldn’t be for Hannah’s birthday) she took the girls to Chuck E Cheese’s to eat and play, then to Krispy Kreme, then they watched Princess Diaries at home. I’d say it was a good snow day. Friday was slow, we did some school, went to skate city, did some last minute shopping for Hannah’s party and took Grace to her friends’ play.
While she was there James and I walked around the SW plaza mall and went into the new Round 1 arcade/bowling place to check it out. It is loud, but they have very cool next gen arcade machines, I’ve never seen anything like them and they are definitely made for this younger generation that has grown up with touch screens and computers in their daily lives. They also had weird photo booths there, the ads on the outside seemed almost porn like, not sure if that was just bad advertising (the center is from a Japanese company) or they just didn’t think about Americans and photo booths.
The weekend looks sunny with a chance for a birthday party.