The term collage comes from the French papiers collés, which means glued paper. This art form has existed for centuries, but acquired widespread prominence in modern art thanks to figures like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. With the incorporation of digital technology, the creative possibilities of collage seem limitless.
While combining images from multiple sources is commonplace in digital edition and photomanipulation, a key feature of digital collages is that such superposition is kept intentionally manifest instead of hidden. Digital collagists exploit many of the traditional tools of collage and, quite often, make their final products resemble traditional collages.
With an almost unlimited pool of media to work with, novel tools and phenomenal artists eager to push the boundaries of creativity, the world of collage is as vibrant as ever.