Playing with Pictures

Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage is a new exhibition to be hosted by The Met in New York. Sixty years before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century, aristocratic Victorian women were already experimenting with photocollage. The compositions they made with photographs and watercolors are whimsical and fantastical, combining human heads and animal bodies, placing people into imaginary landscapes, and morphing faces into common household objects. The exhibition features forty-eight works from the 1860s and 1870s, from public and private collections.

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