January 10, 2012

Ripped: The Allure of Collage

On Saturday morning, I went to the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington to see an exhibit called "Ripped: The Allure of Collage." As the advertisements for this event explained:

"Collage was the first medium in the twentieth century to challenge the sanctity of the age-old forms of painting and sculpture.  Derived from the French word "coller" (to glue), collage uses bits of torn and cut paper, sometimes taken from trash, to create a sense of dislocation, experimentation, irony and often, great beauty.  Unlike oil paintings on canvas or panel, or sculptures in marble or bronze, collages have an inherent quality of transience and fragility.  This exhibition will present approximately 50 collages by a diverse range of European and American artists to demonstrate the medium's broad and surprising power."

After the advertisement went on to say that the exhibit would include works by Salvador Dali, I knew that it was a must-see for me. I really enjoyed the creativity put into the textures and juxtapositions that I saw hanging in the museum. This was a fascinating exhibit.

Salvador Dali

"Hunter On Horseback"
(Wilhelm) Hunt Diederich

"Elaborate Sky of Jaipur"
Nancy Scheinman

"Took For Granted"
Mark Wagner

"Moveable Feast"
George Grosz

"Penny Arcade"
Joseph Cornell

"Love Laughs"
Jane Hammond

"Fish and Sky"
Roy Lichtenstein

"The Measured Heart"
Miriam Schapiro

Wishing you a world of inspiration and happiness. May your day be a masterpiece. Cheers!

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord,
for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world."

~Isaiah 12:4-5