Friday, October 09, 2009

schwitters

when i first started identifiying my unexplainable love of gluing things together, i did some research on the history of collage, and found that, at least as far as mainstream art is concerned, it hasn't had a very stellar reputation.  one exception, however, is the work of avant garde artist kurt schwitters (1887-1948) whose self-described "merz" art still inspires many folks today.  when i first discovered it, i fell in love with it.  to this day i am just as moved by a schwitters as any van gogh.  here is a pretty classic example of one of schwitters works:



so i recently thought i would try to somewhat imitate this great master of collage, just to see if i could pay a little homage (in my own way) to schwitters.  i had a great deal of fun doing this, as it is a bit of a different style for me (much more angular), and may do more of it in the future.  let me know what you think. 



"schwitters/rubens"
paper collage on cardboard panel
gregory a. milinovich

4 comments:

NJ Grandma said...

Very cool Greg - I like them. Good job!

greg. said...

thanks, Gail! i appreciate it.

Mary said...

i like yours better

Emoly said...

truthfully I like the style you have created for yourself. Don't get me wrong, I like this too! But I like the unknown of where your pieces are torn and layered together. It's more random and less planned.