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Venus and Mona

Posted by Rosie_GA (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 30, 03 at 15:49

check out my assemblage in the gallery.......I had more fun with this one.

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RE: Venus and Mona

That is too funny! Again, Rosie, great work on your "bricolage" (I love that word!)

RE: Venus and Mona

I really hate to question this........cause it's probably a really evident duhhhhh but what is a bricolage?

an assemblage with bricks...........?

RE: Venus and Mona

hehe! No, I don't think it's all that obvious. Or at least I had never heard of it before finding it in the art dictionary, ArtLex, that I mentioned here before.

Here's what they said:
bricolage - Something made from whatever materials happen to be available. From the French bricole, meaning a trifle, and which the French used even earlier to mean catapault. Bricolage may be related to bric-a-brac.


".... Bricolage is a French word. It means to build it yourself."
Tom Sachs (contemporary) American artist

Don'tcha love it?! :-D Since we go looking for specific items for assemblage, I suppose it's not exactly the same. I guess the Watt's Tower would be a good example of bricolage. But since you "build" or "assemble" these 3D collages, I think that describes it pretty well.

RE: Venus and Mona

Wow......that just moved me up in the "art" world.......neat word.....Funny term "made from whatever materials happen to be available." I have much "stuff" that is available.....sometimes soooo available I can't walk in this room.

RE: Venus and Mona

Rosie, just came from gallery and found my "laugh for the day". Good one! That ought to sell in a trice.

RE: Venus and Mona

Found your word on another site..........
Really made me feel good that I knew what it was.


Assembling odds and ends for a collage

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