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=Background=
 
=Background=
  
The images to the right are selections from a set of 33 photomontage images collaboratively produced by surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Éluard & Suzanne Muzard between 1928 and 1931. Individual authorship is impossible to attribute, as these images were discovered in a spiral bound notebook when Breton's estate was dispersed in 2003, thirty-seven years after his death. Technically, the photomontages are composed of cut-out photographs glued to notebook paper, in some cases colored with analine dye. These images are made in the spirit of the Surrealist exquisite corpse: demonstrating collaborative authorship, cut-up collage, and use of found materials. Further images in the series are available [https://www.ubugallery.com/exhibitions/33-collages/ here], and you can read more about the series [https://brooklynrail.org/2012/09/artseen/andr-breton-paul-luard-susanne-muzard-33-collages here].
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The images to the right are selections from a set of 33 photomontage images produced collaboratively by surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Éluard & Suzanne Muzard between 1928 and 1931. Individual authorship is impossible to attribute, as these images were discovered (in a spiral bound notebook) when Breton's estate was dispersed in 2003, thirty-seven years after his death. Technically, the photomontages are composed of cut-out photographs glued to notebook paper, in some cases colored with analine dye. These images are made in the spirit of the Surrealist exquisite corpse: demonstrating collaborative authorship, cut-up collage, and use of found materials. Further images in the series are available [https://www.ubugallery.com/exhibitions/33-collages/ here], and you can read more about the series [https://brooklynrail.org/2012/09/artseen/andr-breton-paul-luard-susanne-muzard-33-collages here].
  
 
=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=

Revision as of 09:08, 27 February 2018


André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Suzanne Muzard, "Untitled" ca. 1931. Aniline colored collage on notebook paper. Page numbered '21' on recto
André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Suzanne Muzard, "Untitled" ca. 1931. Aniline colored collage on notebook paper. Page numbered '8' on recto


Background

The images to the right are selections from a set of 33 photomontage images produced collaboratively by surrealist artists André Breton, Paul Éluard & Suzanne Muzard between 1928 and 1931. Individual authorship is impossible to attribute, as these images were discovered (in a spiral bound notebook) when Breton's estate was dispersed in 2003, thirty-seven years after his death. Technically, the photomontages are composed of cut-out photographs glued to notebook paper, in some cases colored with analine dye. These images are made in the spirit of the Surrealist exquisite corpse: demonstrating collaborative authorship, cut-up collage, and use of found materials. Further images in the series are available here, and you can read more about the series here.

Introduction

For this short hands-on activity we will combine a number of source images to make our own surrealist collage using layers in Adobe Photoshop. Technically, we will learn the basics of manipulating layers in a photoshop composition, adjusting the hue and saturation of imagery, and exporting a final product.

To begin, please download this photoshop file: twomey_demo.psd

Activities

  1. Controlling Layer Visibility
  2. Scale and Position Images
  3. Hue and Contrast Adjustment
  4. Image Export