Denis Pombriant

Feb 6, 2021

3 min read

Collage for Our Times

There’s a worthwhile story in the New York Times about the invention of collage, that art form many of us experience in grade school that involves safety scissors that don’t really cut and glue that seems to get everywhere but on the object in question. Ah! Happy days!

What’s cool about Collage is not that it was invented over 100 years ago by the Cubist innovators Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso but what it has to say about the times we live in. These days, when serious people, or at least people with serious jobs, hold forth on space-based lasers, bankrolled by prominent Jewish families…