Friday, October 09, 2009


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. 

paper collage on cardboard panel
gregory a. milinovich


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.