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Collage Drawing

Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque are often credited with the invention of the collage technique within the visual arts. When the two artists created cubism between 1908 and 1914, they invented a method for representing space and perspectives that allowed them to comprehend objects from different angles, thus offering a more complete vision of reality through painting and sculpture.

In 1912, they start experimenting with a brand new medium, collage. To obtain the desired composition, they used fragments of several images that they assembled to build objects. It is by following this process that they created the famous work “Nature Morte à la Chaise Cannée”, one of the first collages to be recognised as an artwork. They gave up on using collage a few years later but numerous artistic movements of the 20th century went on to make use of this innovative technique. This was to the delight of the poet Charles Baudelaire, who wished to see artists transform and work with elements of “the shop of the images and signs” that made up reality.

Surrealist, Dadaist, and Futurist artists adopt this technique and start to cut and combine different elements: newsprint, cardboard (to create embossed designs), old magazines (for vintage collages), several photos and various objects were assembled to produce a single work. The use of disparate collages marked the end of the reign of noble materials and oil painting, opening the way for deconstruction and reconstruction, random and unlikely combinations.

Louis Aragon, André Breton, Jacques Prévert et Pierre-Olivier Walzer start introducing this practice in literature through the odd juxtapositions of ideas in their texts, followed by Edward Verral Lucas and George Morrow who produced the first collage book, which narrates the story of an English dandy using images from a department store. The Dadaists Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Hoch, Max Ernst, and John Heartfield were fond of the collage technique, particularly for interpreting the contemporary events.

Painters such as Paul Klee and Henri Matisse also engaged in the technique of artistic collage: Paul Klee by giving a second life and second identity to old works, and Henri Matisse by cutting painted paper which he pieced together to create stunning compositions.

By adapting collage to their own style, each artist creates uniques effects with this technique: Jean Dubuffet assembles his own paintings to draw meandering lines, Jiri Kolar fragments his collages to create geometrical optics, Bernard Réquichot accumulates images of a single subject to provoke disgust, Pop Art artists pick up the symbols of capitalism in magazines… As for contemporary art, collage manifests itself in Street Art, for example in the works of the artist Madame.

On Artsper you’ll find a wide variety of collage works, such as Philippe Garnier de la Baudinière’s minimalist works, Bonnie and Clyde’s exotic collages, Matthew Rose’s assemblages of photographs, words and drawings, the stories told by Alexandre Taillandier in modern paintings…

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Gaby Joséphine, Jane B, Fine Art Drawings

Gaby Joséphine

Jane B, 2021
32 x 42 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$304

Vladimir Velickovic, Les Noyers, Fine Art Drawings

Vladimir Velickovic

Les Noyers, 2004
33 x 51 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,039

Alexandre Taillandier, Rue Scribe, Fine Art Drawings

Alexandre Taillandier

Rue Scribe, 2019
20 x 20 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$510

Volkan Aslan, Chapter - 1, Fine Art Drawings

Volkan Aslan

Chapter - 1, 2019
117 x 84 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,619

Geoffroy Pallardy Hocquard, Portrait Féminin IV, Fine Art Drawings

Geoffroy Pallardy Hocquard

Portrait Féminin IV, 2020
122 x 80 x 0.6 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,519

Marian Williams, For Your Eyes Only 13, Fine Art Drawings

Marian Williams

For Your Eyes Only 13, 2019
44.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$304

Nora Ampova, Cafe in Athens, Fine Art Drawings

Nora Ampova

Cafe in Athens, 2020
20 x 20 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$134

Bruno Mallart, Le roi de la jungle, Fine Art Drawings

Bruno Mallart

Le roi de la jungle, 2020
22 x 22 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,215

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux, Saynète 32 - Se Souvenir du temps qui passe, Fine Art Drawings

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux

Saynète 32 - Se Souvenir du temps qui passe, 2016
41 x 61 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$729

Carole b., Asteraceae Violette, Fine Art Drawings

Carole b.

Asteraceae Violette, 2017
40 x 40 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$614

LN Le Pape, Sans titre (DED266550), Fine Art Drawings

LN Le Pape

Sans titre (DED266550), 2020
24 x 19 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$97

Nacho Mariezcurrena, Vacio Fertil Oscuro / Dark Fertile Void, Fine Art Drawings

Nacho Mariezcurrena

Vacio Fertil Oscuro / Dark Fertile Void, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$250

Tommaso Cascella, Musical Notes, Fine Art Drawings

Tommaso Cascella

Musical Notes, 2009
33.5 x 26 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$547

Our recommendations Ignasi Aballí, Traduction d'un dictionnaire japonais de combinaisons de couleurs - partie 1, Fine Art Drawings

Ignasi Aballí

Traduction d'un dictionnaire japonais de combinaisons de couleurs - partie 1, 2018
41 x 29 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,862

Geneviève Seillé, The red river, Fine Art Drawings

Geneviève Seillé

The red river, 2008
117 x 96 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,740

Gipé, Architexture, Fine Art Drawings

Gipé

Architexture, 2015
100 x 200 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,470

Gouzy, Big Horns, Fine Art Drawings

Gouzy

Big Horns, 2016
39 x 29 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$669

Thaddée, Parc à météorites, Fine Art Drawings

Thaddée

Parc à météorites, 2018
20.6 x 17.8 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$510

Carine Manjoo, Gibier après la chasse, Fine Art Drawings

Carine Manjoo

Gibier après la chasse, 2015
80 x 30 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$613

Fieroza Doorsen, Untitled (ID 1293), Fine Art Drawings

Fieroza Doorsen

Untitled (ID 1293), 2016
29.5 x 21 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,776

Harald Kröner, 12.06.10, Fine Art Drawings

Harald Kröner

12.06.10, 2010
16.8 x 15 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,193

Michel Flamme, Viola, Fine Art Drawings

Michel Flamme

Viola, 2016
65 x 65 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,586

Anne-Laure Maison, Bang Bang, Fine Art Drawings

Anne-Laure Maison

Bang Bang, 2020
29 x 23 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$608

Bak Bertille, Complaisant 1 (Antigua-et-Barbuda), Fine Art Drawings

Bak Bertille

Complaisant 1 (Antigua-et-Barbuda), 2014
13 x 20 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,834

Our recommendations Erró, Melting Pot, Fine Art Drawings

Erró

Melting Pot, 2001
27 x 19 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,693

Paul Philibert-Charrin, Abstractio, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Philibert-Charrin

Abstractio, 1967
100 x 64 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$13,370

Our recommendations TMM, Star Wars The Force, Fine Art Drawings

TMM

Star Wars The Force, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,945

Stoul, Oru Gami W/W 6, Fine Art Drawings

Stoul

Oru Gami W/W 6, 2015
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,033

Virut Panchabuse, Rihanna, Fine Art Drawings

Virut Panchabuse

Rihanna, 2019
170 x 120 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$13,018

Christophe Stouvenel, No Sense Lady, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Stouvenel

No Sense Lady, 2018
24 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$120

Maud Vantours, Lounge Landscape, Fine Art Drawings

Maud Vantours

Lounge Landscape, 2018
116 x 51 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,685

Doïna Vieru, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Doïna Vieru

Sans titre, 2018
21.3 x 14.4 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$243

Pierre-François Grimaldi, Boulevard Montmartre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre-François Grimaldi

Boulevard Montmartre, 2020
80 x 80 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,320

Emmanuelle Vroelant, "Entre deux mondes" acrylique collage poudre de marbre végétaux châssis lin livré caisse en bois coût coûtant, Fine Art Drawings

Emmanuelle Vroelant

"Entre deux mondes" acrylique collage poudre de marbre végétaux châssis lin livré caisse en bois coût coûtant, 2015
100 x 210 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$7,779

Pascal Marlin, Botanic, Fine Art Drawings

Pascal Marlin

Botanic, 2015
21 x 14 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$243

Francisco Nicolás, ST97A, Fine Art Drawings

Francisco Nicolás

ST97A, 1997
15 x 20 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$182

Regina Gimenez, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Regina Gimenez

Untitled, 2007
130 x 162 x 4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$10,939

Danie Faurie, Paperworks Série Ecrits Le Marcheur #2020082901#, Fine Art Drawings

Danie Faurie

Paperworks Série Ecrits Le Marcheur #2020082901#, 2020
30 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$109

Matthieu Ribo, DFWM#04, Fine Art Drawings

Matthieu Ribo

DFWM#04, 2018
39 x 29 x 1.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$365

Teko van Kuyk, Cristiano Ronaldo Collage, Fine Art Drawings

Teko van Kuyk

Cristiano Ronaldo Collage, 2016
70 x 50 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$425

Our recommendations Louis Lambert (3ttman), Dibujo 1, Fine Art Drawings

Louis Lambert (3ttman)

Dibujo 1, 2019
42 x 29.7 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$899

Matthew Rose, After the Flood, Fine Art Drawings

Matthew Rose

After the Flood, 2012
24 x 72 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,006

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Wind, Fine Art Drawings

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Wind, 2017
33 x 28 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$486

DHDLP, I’d like it this short please, Fine Art Drawings

DHDLP

I’d like it this short please, 2020
29 x 22 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$231

José Manuel Ciria, Cut Out A 112, Fine Art Drawings

José Manuel Ciria

Cut Out A 112, 2012
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,470

João Cardoso, Don't f*** with me, Fine Art Drawings

João Cardoso

Don't f*** with me, 2019
155 x 90 x 4.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,674

Guillaume Chansarel (Guiyome), Récup, Fine Art Drawings

Guillaume Chansarel (Guiyome)

Récup, 2012
89 x 116 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,199

Jean-Jacques André, Strate /2, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Jacques André

Strate /2, 2020
63 x 40 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$669

Kalliopi Lemos, Dry Land, Fine Art Drawings

Kalliopi Lemos

Dry Land, 2018
112 x 76 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,206

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

Johanne afro bubble, 2016
147 x 98 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,646

Angel Haro, Sin titulo, Fine Art Drawings

Angel Haro

Sin titulo, 2008
30 x 20 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$395

Swoon, Alixa and Naima, Fine Art Drawings

Swoon

Alixa and Naima, 2018
63.5 x 49 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,862

Bogdan Pikulicki, Roses, Fine Art Drawings

Bogdan Pikulicki

Roses, 2016
8 x 11 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$182

Our recommendations Jacek Swigulski, Muse V, Fine Art Drawings

Jacek Swigulski

Muse V, 2011
100 x 70 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,094

Martine Toufet, Ange Venu Du Ciel, Fine Art Drawings

Martine Toufet

Ange Venu Du Ciel, 2018
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,646

Barbara Todd, Leaf Leaf, Fine Art Drawings

Barbara Todd

Leaf Leaf, 2012
90 x 60 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,700

Nick Tidnam, Moroccan Suite IX, Fine Art Drawings

Nick Tidnam

Moroccan Suite IX, 2021
30 x 21 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,413

Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Compilation IV, Fine Art Drawings

Jakub Pasierkiewicz

Compilation IV, 2013
145 x 99 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,262

Francesco Viscuso, Matermetrica – Antiparametro 5, Fine Art Drawings

Francesco Viscuso

Matermetrica – Antiparametro 5, 2017
29 x 20 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$134

Pierre Le Preux, Espace libre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Le Preux

Espace libre, 2012
20 x 40 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$389

Our recommendations Tchago Martins, On the threshold of life 1, Fine Art Drawings

Tchago Martins

On the threshold of life 1, 2017
30 x 21 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$122

Arthur Aeschbacher, Pharmacie Van Lier Namur, Fine Art Drawings

Arthur Aeschbacher

Pharmacie Van Lier Namur, 1965
34 x 29 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,823

Hélène Donadieu, Renaissance, Fine Art Drawings

Hélène Donadieu

Renaissance, 2015
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$851

Stefanie Heyer, L'intrus, Fine Art Drawings

Stefanie Heyer

L'intrus, 2013
40 x 30 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$669

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