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  • Her fabric collage, which she called "femmage," looks like a garish 1980s ski jacket, and that is the point.

    NYT > Home Page By MARTHA SCHWENDENER 2011

  • "femmage" to advance the view that the origin of collage was women's work, quilting and patching together.

    unknown title 2009

  • Primary document published by Schapiro clarifying femmage.

    Miriam Schapiro. 2009

  • The use of monumental scale and patterned or decorative fabric pieces merged in the “femmage” was a strong response to a patriarchal history of art.

    Miriam Schapiro. 2009

  • Her development of “femmage,” a conflation of textile arts and painting in which the twentieth-century collage, pioneered by Picasso in 1912, is transformed into an idiom of female empowerment, is designed to boldly confront sexist thought and dignify women.

    Miriam Schapiro. 2009

  • Among her many awards are: Ford Foundation Grant; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Guggenheim Fellowship; Skowhegan Medal for Collage (for her development of femmage); and Rockefeller Foundation Grant for Artists Residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy.

    Miriam Schapiro. 2009


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  • A type of collage that includes textile art, traditionally produced by women. (From ArtLex)

    June 5, 2008

  • Frommage: a type of collage that includes cheese art produced by french women.

    June 5, 2008

  • Or, frommage: the act of rubbing up against cheese for sexual pleasure.

    June 5, 2008

  • Yarb -- of course, that would be a performance art and would have to involve one of the harder cheeses... A brie would never do.

    June 5, 2008

  • I disagree; a brie with the crust on could prove exquisite. It would have a certain "give" in it which would make things more risque. Of course, if you were an aggressive frommagist (or frommagiste), you would probably want to start with nothing softer than edam or gouda, and finish with a raw-boned parmesan.

    June 5, 2008

  • Oh, Yarb! *blushing* I never thought of it that way!

    June 5, 2008

  • I...oh, excuse me. I didn't mean to interrupt.

    *runs out*

    June 5, 2008

  • Femmage (Phem-edge (but the d is silent)), a word that relates far back to 2003 in a town call Holland, Michigan, is a word that is used to describe a fair amount of epic-ness in an individual.

    Femmage: A noun possessed by an individual when said individual is both awesome and unfathomably excellent in all areas of the social field.

    "Roger was said to have possessed a good deal of femmage, as he was both intelligent and sociable with his fellow pirates".

    September 20, 2008

  • This whole art discussion reminds me of the confusion surrounding boggart.

    January 3, 2009

  • I would think that, if we wanted one, femmage would make a good counterpart to homage, i.e. as an artistic or literary tribute specifically to a woman as opposed to one honoring a man.

    January 3, 2009