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Photomantage: Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

A photomontage is a collage made from various elements taken from photographs. This art style often contains an underlying message; it has in fact been used by artists ever since the First World War, which was the first major war to be documented in photographs, as a form of protest. Over the years, though, it lost its serious or political nature and became simply a fun way of looking at the world from a different perspective. Christine Gerhardt's photomontages, for example, are frequently hilarious and designed to make people smile, whereas the artist Marko Köppe's works have a surreal touch. The images created by Nailia Schwarz with this technique, on the other hand, are almost reminiscent of classic still lives. This art form is as varied as the photographs the artist chooses to incorporate, and is therefore an easy way to instantly add some visual interest to a room or space.

Contemporary and decorative

A photomontage poster or print adds a very contemporary note to the room it is displayed in due to the crisp look of photographs, compared to paintings or drawings. Choose a photomontage that goes particularly well with your colour scheme or the colours of your soft furnishings, or a really striking image to add impact to minimalist interiors. As these works of art often do not focus on just one subject, they are very versatile and suitable for any room or space. The frequently surrealist nature of a photomontage can also inject some fun into waiting rooms or other areas where people can appreciate the many details at their leisure.

Photomontage finishes

Photomontage posters always look sleek and stunning. However, a UV printed image on a more modern backing material than paper is also great for this clean-cut art form as this accentuates the contemporary appeal of collages created using photographs. Dibond is made from aluminium and is therefore particularly durable; Forex rigid foam board is very lightweight and a material that is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use and acrylic glass adds a sophisticated touch. Choose to have your photomontage printed on traditional artist's canvas for a completely different look. Regardless of your choice of backing material, our state-of-the-art printing technique ensures that your print or poster looks as crisp and professional as the original.