Today we’ll be looking at Czech Avant Garde – Photomontage. The first and most famous mid-Victorian photomontage (then called combination printing) was “The Two Ways of Life” (1857) by Oscar Rejlander.
It was followed shortly thereafter by the images of photographer Henry Peach Robinson such as “Fading Away” .
These works actively set out to challenge the then-dominant painting and theatrical tableau vivants. Photomontage is basically the process and the result of making a composite photograph by cutting,gluing, rearranging and overlapping two or more photographs into a new image. Sometimes the resulting composite image is photographed so that a final image may appear as a seamless photographic print…
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