The Art of the Collage: Visions of Excess

If you don’t follow the art world — which is its own thing separate from the art itself — you may not know that the collage, once the pinnacle of fourth-grade art class, has made something of a comeback. The term collage derives from the French “coller” (paste) and was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the early 20th century. As a distinct form, collage developed … Continue reading The Art of the Collage: Visions of Excess

Constructive Criticism: You’re Doing It Wrong

There’s an art both to giving and to receiving constructive criticism. Garden variety criticism is best left at home, but at some point, any creative person is going to need constructive feedback. (This idea of the artist as a lone genius is a myth. Everybody has a scene, especially at the beginning.) Giving good feedback — and giving it well, which is different — is … Continue reading Constructive Criticism: You’re Doing It Wrong