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||a type of art work in which different kinds of materials are pasted onto a surface to make a picture. These materials can be anything from paper and photographs, to cloth and buttons.
She made a collage with shells and feathers and dried seaweed that she found at the beach.
is a French word that means "gluing." When French artists such as Picasso began making the first "collages" around 1912, the word entered English as a name for this type of artwork.