Leonardo da Vinci was known to paint over his own works of art leaving portions of the first work visible..
The Victorians had a passion for making scrapbooks, they would paste newspaper and magazine cuttings, calling cards, greetings cards and other ephemera, sometimes altering an old school book, or novel using the pages for their scrapbook creations. The early years of the 20th century saw a surge of creative expression that we now know as altered art really began to develop. Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol 2 famous artists of ” Found Objects ” Altered Art.. By altering the objects’ context, or their form we can modify their meaning and significance.
Picasso’s Bulls Head from Bike Parts 1942
Antique Photographs transformed into 21st Century Altered Art Journal .. always a fun project using existing journal notebooks.