Papiers Collés

As an art form collage first appeared in Cubism founded by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to destroy the illusion of apparent three-dimentional space.

Pablo Picasso, Guitar. Céret, March 31, 1913, or later. Cut-and-pasted newspaper, wallpaper, paper, ink, chalk, charcoal, and pencil on colored paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nelson A. Rockefeller Bequest © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso, Guitar. Céret, March 31, 1913, or later.
Cut-and-pasted newspaper, wallpaper, paper, ink, chalk, charcoal, and pencil on colored paper. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nelson A. Rockefeller Bequest © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

In their paintings the artists broke objects down into geometric shapes and spread them out across the picture plane. Thus the objects could be seen from all sides simultaneously.

Georges Braque, Still Life le Jour, 1929. Source: http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/georges-braque/

Georges Braque, Still Life le Jour, 1929. Source: http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/georges-braque/

Later they also started cutting and gluing: they called these first collages papiers collés. Accordingly, the entry of the collage into art was marked and opened a new source of inspiration for countless artists.

 

Ksenia Rundin, Papier Collé, 2016. Cardboard, fashon media, glue & scissors

Ksenia Rundin, Papier Collé, 2016. Cardboard, fashon media, glue & scissors

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