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(French, ‘mounting’)

A pictorial technique developed in the 20th century in which a number of pre-existing pictorial images are cut out and reassembled on a flat surface. It is most frequently associated with advertising but has also been used by artists. Photomontage involves the use of photographic images. Montage differs from collage in that the latter uses cut out shapes which are not necessarily representational.

Subjects: Art.

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