A photomontage is some-what like a collage, but it is composed mainly of photographs or pieces of photographs in order to direct the audience’s mind toward certain connections. These photographs are glued on a surface.

David Hockney

Hockney was born in Bradford, England, in 1937, but he had attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In the 1970s, Hockney began working in photography, creating photo collages he called joiners. He continues to create and exhibit art, and in 2011 he was voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.

Some of his works

A Bigger splash, 1967, Hockney
domestic scene, Los Angeles 1963, Hockney

Merced river, Yosemite Valley, Sept. 1982, Hockney




Quarter 4: Lesson 1

Global context: Orientation in Time and Space

Key Concept: Change

Related Concept: Composition, Visual Culture

Statement Of Inquiry: Changing the boundaries of expected relationships can inspire unexpected composition.

We are back to our first class of our final quarter, and in this lesson we were given cut outs of an image, and from there we created our own image. And we wrote what we think was a photo montage, and then we saw what our real image was.

In my opinion, a montage is constructed from different types of photographic images. That you can create one image with a variety of others. You can use one image, that can mean something completely different in the whole montage. Various smaller pictures join together to form one large one.