While reading magazines in the art library last week I came across an ad for an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago called "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage" that is up until January 3rd. This is a really exciting because this is the first show if it's type, and we all know how often works on paper are on display. I was surprised that at a time when photographs were just beginning to circulate, people were already cutting them up and inserting them into their art to make these strange collages, just as artists still do today. Who knew Victorians were so funny and creative!
Even if you can't go to Chicago, there's a lot of images from the show on the website. Go look!
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