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The art of collage

The collage is a technique at the frontier between art and crafts. It was introduced by the French cubist artists at the beginning of the 20th century. Even though they used it in a sporadic way, they raised it to the same level as paintings or sculptures in the hierarchy of art. As soon as it started, all the new artistic movements like the dadaist, surrealist or constructivist tested it and used it regularly.

Yet, the notion of collage is not understood the same way by the artists depending on their artistic approach. In fact, on one hand, it is seen as a juxtaposition of pictures from the real world and in that way it is the closest representation of the truth; on the other hand, the collage is made of cut and reinterpreted pictures which leads to the creation of an imaginary world.

This technique is now considered as the most relevant process when an artist wishes to contextualize his/her works and to add an engaged message.

Today, contemporary artists are presented as the masters of collage. Have a look yourself!

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Patricia Figueiredo, Collage 06, Drawing

Patricia Figueiredo

Collage 06, 2015
23.6 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$2,185

Guy Mansuy, Collage construit, Sculpture

Guy Mansuy

Collage construit, 2013
11.8 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$3,399

Janet Levordashka, Collage, Painting

Janet Levordashka

Collage, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$911

Teko van Kuyk, Cristiano Ronaldo Collage, Drawing

Teko van Kuyk

Cristiano Ronaldo Collage, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Drawing

$425

Bonnie and Clyde, Tokyo Beat, Print

Bonnie and Clyde

Tokyo Beat, 2016
29.5 x 41.3 inch
Print

Sold out

Jacques Lacroix, Untitled , Drawing

Jacques Lacroix

Untitled , 2015
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,428

Pénélope, Fukushima, vue #5, hommage à Hokusai , Painting

Pénélope

Fukushima, vue #5, hommage à Hokusai , 2014
31.5 x 43.3 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,463

Stefan Georgiev, Conclusion, Painting

Stefan Georgiev

Conclusion, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,797

Albert Chubac, Sans titre, Drawing

Albert Chubac

Sans titre, 1980
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$3,035

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux, Saynète 31, Drawing

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux

Saynète 31, 2016
11.4 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$146

Bonnie and Clyde, Recreation, Print

Bonnie and Clyde

Recreation, 2013
38.2 x 27.6 inch
Print

$789

Robert Stieghorst, Trying to reach, Drawing

Robert Stieghorst

Trying to reach, 2015
11.8 x 10.2 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$1,578

Françoise Paressant-Tual, Sans titre, Painting

Françoise Paressant-Tual

Sans titre, 2012
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,914

Guy Mansuy, Le petit écho, Drawing

Guy Mansuy

Le petit écho, 2012
10.2 x 14.6 inch
Drawing

$3,642

Alexandre Taillandier, Untitled, Drawing

Alexandre Taillandier

Untitled, 2011
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$340

Jacques Lacroix, Untitled, Drawing

Jacques Lacroix

Untitled, 2014
17.7 x 22.8 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$995

Matthew Rose, Lincoln, Drawing

Matthew Rose

Lincoln, 2011
25.6 x 20.9 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$1,821

Matthew Rose, Sri Lanka, Painting

Matthew Rose

Sri Lanka, 2008
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,457

Matthew Rose, Q et tu, Painting

Matthew Rose

Q et tu, 2014
22.8 x 22 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,214

Regina Gimenez, Untitled, Drawing

Regina Gimenez

Untitled, 2007
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$10,926

Pierre Le Preux, Espace libre/10A, Drawing

Pierre Le Preux

Espace libre/10A, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$546

Jacek Swigulski, Muse III, Drawing

Jacek Swigulski

Muse III, 2011
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Drawing

$1,214

Mimi Rico, Arachne, Painting

Mimi Rico

Arachne, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,129

Antoine Schaab, Fauteuil volant, Drawing

Antoine Schaab

Fauteuil volant, 2015
34.3 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$1,457

Alexandre Taillandier, Untitled, Drawing

Alexandre Taillandier

Untitled, 2011
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$583

Mimi Rico, Inexplicable, Painting

Mimi Rico

Inexplicable, 2016
11.8 x 7.9 inch
Painting

$1,153

Marc Sinkiewicz, Hommage, Drawing

Marc Sinkiewicz

Hommage, 2015
10.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$486

Marc Sinkiewicz, Halte!, Drawing

Marc Sinkiewicz

Halte!, 2015
10.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$486

Gipé, C.6, Drawing

Gipé

C.6, 2016
16.5 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$546

Maria Rivans, Universal, Print

Maria Rivans

Universal, 2014
14.2 x 19.7 inch
Print

$332

Regina Gimenez, Untitled, Drawing

Regina Gimenez

Untitled, 2009
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$7,466

Laurent Durrey, Gainsbourg, Drawing

Laurent Durrey

Gainsbourg, 2015
63 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Drawing

$5,099

Jacques Lacroix, Carré Jaune, Drawing

Jacques Lacroix

Carré Jaune, 2012
20.1 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$571

Thom Thom, Bubbble Lady, Drawing

Thom Thom

Bubbble Lady, 2016
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$2,671

Angel Haro, Sin titulo, Drawing

Angel Haro

Sin titulo, 2008
11.8 x 7.9 inch
Drawing

$395

Matthew Rose, Mad Men #4, Painting

Matthew Rose

Mad Men #4, 2013
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,185

Nagsoul, Deconstruction, Drawing

Nagsoul

Deconstruction, 2016
10.2 x 14.2 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$364

Nadja B., Le crépuscule de l'aube, Painting

Nadja B.

Le crépuscule de l'aube, 2013
15.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,064

Nadja B., Cinéma, Painting

Nadja B.

Cinéma, 2013
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,700

Gipé, C.2, Drawing

Gipé

C.2, 2016
16.5 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$546

Jean-Noël László, Mail art, Drawing

Jean-Noël László

Mail art, 2015
4.3 x 8.7 inch
Drawing

$121

Kikayou, Pop love, Painting

Kikayou

Pop love, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,428

Pierre Le Preux, Espace libre, Drawing

Pierre Le Preux

Espace libre, 2012
7.9 x 15.7 inch
Drawing

$388

Albert Chubac, Untitled, Drawing

Albert Chubac

Untitled, 1980
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$3,035

2Kyff, Krystall, Painting

2Kyff

Krystall, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$728

Angel Haro, Sin titulo, Painting

Angel Haro

Sin titulo, 2002
11.8 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$243

Regina Gimenez, No title, Drawing

Regina Gimenez

No title, 2013
26 x 20.5 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,732

Hélène Donadieu, Renaissance, Drawing

Hélène Donadieu

Renaissance, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$850

Mimi Rico, Baroque, Painting

Mimi Rico

Baroque, 2015
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,190

Jane Grieco, Ubirani, Painting

Jane Grieco

Ubirani, 2016
55.9 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$1,093

B2Fays (Béatrice de Fays), 570 - Solar Network, Drawing

B2Fays (Béatrice de Fays)

570 - Solar Network, 2013
16.5 x 8.7 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$850

Antoine Schaab, Bataclan, musique gagnante., Drawing

Antoine Schaab

Bataclan, musique gagnante., 2016
18.5 x 16.9 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$1,942

Regina Gimenez, Enciclopedia universal ilustrada, Drawing

Regina Gimenez

Enciclopedia universal ilustrada, 2008
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$10,926

Thom Thom, Sans réservation, Drawing

Thom Thom

Sans réservation, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

Sold out

Mimi Rico, Euridice, Painting

Mimi Rico

Euridice, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$1,153

Thom Thom, Untitled, Drawing

Thom Thom

Untitled, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$607