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The Living Star of Collage

The patterns of the regular five-pointed star and pentagon have inspired and energized civilization for millennia...

Art of RetroCollage Thanks You for Your Support!

  To all friends of Art of RetroCollage: During the past year-and-a-half of writing the Art of RetroCollage blog, I've been surprised, touched, and gratified by your support for the art and writing that appear here, and I thank you for the hundreds of thoughtful comments that you have generously posted on the site. It's

Juan Gris: Profile in Collage

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Juan Gris, Cubist co-originator of collage and found-object art.

Eternal Truths in Collage

  Geometry reflects the underlying order of the Universe, but not in the way we imagine. There is nothing which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences. Many arts there are which beautify the mind of man; but of all none do

Star of Gratitude: Houston, We Have PageRank!

While Art of RetroCollage has focused on collage, it is also a blog in itself with measurable indicators. Recently Google did another PR update, and our blog went from PR0 to PR3. We show our appreciation to our readers with new artwork called "The Star of Gratitude."

Thoreau Star II

“The stars are the jewels of the night, and perchance surpass anything which day has to show.” – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Ancestral Star

Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge. -- Lord Byron, English poet (1788-1824)

Tempo of Response

No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been. -- Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864), English poet, philanthropist, and feminist.

Talisman of Direction

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny. Carl Schurz (1829-1906, German-American revolutionary, soldier, statesman, reformer, and journalist)

Da Vinci Star

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

Star of Enlightenment

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”

Bentham Star

“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet”

Blazing Star

"Shrines to burn earth's incense on, the altar-fires of heaven!"

Thoreau Star

"The stars are the jewels of the night, and perchance surpass anything which day has to show." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Van Gogh Star

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” --Vincent van Gogh quotes (Dutch Painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, 1853-1890) To buy a canvas or paper print of this artwork, please click on the image. Throughout history, the five-pointed star has stood for

New Star 5

Throughout history, the five-pointed star has stood for excellence and spiritual ideals. This new series of designs is based on handmade kirigami (folded-&-cut paper) designs that have been colorized digitally.