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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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Raluca Arnautu, The poker player, Fine Art Drawings

Raluca Arnautu

The poker player, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$879

Arthur Aeschbacher, Tambour cafe, Fine Art Drawings

Arthur Aeschbacher

Tambour cafe, 1965
10.6 x 8.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

2,500 - $ 5,000

Lou Duca, Untitled 3, Fine Art Drawings

Lou Duca

Untitled 3, 2020
11 x 9.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$653

Claude Billès, Robot five, Fine Art Drawings

Claude Billès

Robot five, 2020
7.9 x 3.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$119

Sylvia Elharar-Lemberg, Le long des quais, Fine Art Drawings

Sylvia Elharar-Lemberg

Le long des quais, 2008
25.6 x 19.3 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,884

Marian Williams, For Your Eyes Only 19, Fine Art Drawings

Marian Williams

For Your Eyes Only 19, 2019
17.5 x 12.4 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$314

Guy Denning, Paycheck, Fine Art Drawings

Guy Denning

Paycheck, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,005

Nora Ampova, Cafe in Athens, Fine Art Drawings

Nora Ampova

Cafe in Athens, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$138

LN Le Pape, Sans titre (DED166543), Fine Art Drawings

LN Le Pape

Sans titre (DED166543), 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$63

Carole b., Asteraceae Violette, Fine Art Drawings

Carole b.

Asteraceae Violette, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$634

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
16.1 x 24 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$754

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
16.1 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$5,024

Christophe Faso, Danseuse, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Faso

Danseuse, 2017
7.1 x 5.1 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$291

Sergio Barletta, Collage, Fine Art Drawings

Sergio Barletta

Collage, 1982
16.3 x 13.4 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$754

Tommaso Cascella, Musical Notes, Fine Art Drawings

Tommaso Cascella

Musical Notes, 2009
13.2 x 10.2 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$565

Our recommendations Erró, Melting Pot, Fine Art Drawings

Erró

Melting Pot, 2001
10.6 x 7.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,850

Gouzy, Big Horns, Fine Art Drawings

Gouzy

Big Horns, 2016
15.4 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$691

Gipé, Architexture, Fine Art Drawings

Gipé

Architexture, 2015
39.4 x 78.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$5,652

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

Bak Bertille

Complaisant 1 (Antigua-et-Barbuda), 2014
5.1 x 7.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$6,029

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

Fieroza Doorsen

Untitled (ID 1293), 2016
11.6 x 8.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,810

Harald Kröner, 12.06.10, Fine Art Drawings

Harald Kröner

12.06.10, 2010
6.6 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,217

Carine Manjoo, Gibier après la chasse, Fine Art Drawings

Carine Manjoo

Gibier après la chasse, 2015
31.5 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$633

Michel Flamme, Viola, Fine Art Drawings

Michel Flamme

Viola, 2016
25.6 x 25.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,705

Thaddée, Parc à météorites, Fine Art Drawings

Thaddée

Parc à météorites, 2018
8.1 x 7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$528

Paul Philibert-Charrin, Abstractio, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Philibert-Charrin

Abstractio, 1967
39.4 x 25.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$13,817

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

TMM

Star Wars The Force, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,010

Anne-Laure Maison, Bang Bang, Fine Art Drawings

Anne-Laure Maison

Bang Bang, 2020
11.4 x 9.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$628

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
39.4 x 82.7 x 2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$8,039

Regina Gimenez, Enciclopedia universal ilustrada, Fine Art Drawings

Regina Gimenez

Enciclopedia universal ilustrada, 2008
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$11,305

Eduardo Arroyo, Tanger, Fine Art Drawings

Eduardo Arroyo

Tanger, 1985
16.5 x 28.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$15,073

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

Stoul

Oru Gami W/W 6, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,068

Christophe Stouvenel, No Sense Lady, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Stouvenel

No Sense Lady, 2018
9.4 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$124

Matthew Rose, After the Flood, Fine Art Drawings

Matthew Rose

After the Flood, 2012
9.4 x 28.3 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,073

Maud Vantours, Lounge Landscape, Fine Art Drawings

Maud Vantours

Lounge Landscape, 2018
45.7 x 20.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$6,908

Pierre-François Grimaldi, Le Festival D'Avignon, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre-François Grimaldi

Le Festival D'Avignon, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$6,532

Doïna Vieru, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Doïna Vieru

Sans titre, 2018
8.4 x 5.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$251

Matthieu Ribo, DFWM#04, Fine Art Drawings

Matthieu Ribo

DFWM#04, 2018
15.4 x 11.4 x 0.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$377

Teko van Kuyk, Pineapple #3 Collage, Fine Art Drawings

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple #3 Collage, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$440

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

Jean-Jacques André

Strate /2, 2020
24.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$553 $691

Pascal Marlin, Personnage, Fine Art Drawings

Pascal Marlin

Personnage, 2008
12.2 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$440

Francisco Nicolás, ST97A, Fine Art Drawings

Francisco Nicolás

ST97A, 1997
5.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$188

Paul Richard Mason, The juggler, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Richard Mason

The juggler, 2017
16.5 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,019

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

DHDLP

I’d like it this short please, 2020
11.4 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$239

Jesse Willems, Fading Magnolia, Fine Art Drawings

Jesse Willems

Fading Magnolia, 2019
19.7 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,329

Virut Panchabuse, Rihanna, Fine Art Drawings

Virut Panchabuse

Rihanna, 2019
66.9 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$13,453

Victor Marqué, Bouclier, Fine Art Drawings

Victor Marqué

Bouclier, 2020
13 x 9.8 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$565

Claude Cruz, Corto Maltese, Fine Art Drawings

Claude Cruz

Corto Maltese, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$553 $691

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

Johanne afro bubble, 2016
57.9 x 38.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,768

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

Louis Lambert (3ttman)

Dibujo 1, 2019
16.5 x 11.7 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$929

Pierre Le Preux, Espace libre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Le Preux

Espace libre, 2012
7.9 x 15.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$402

Stefanie Heyer, L'intrus, Fine Art Drawings

Stefanie Heyer

L'intrus, 2013
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$691

Barbara Todd, Like Flying, Fine Art Drawings

Barbara Todd

Like Flying, 2012
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,700

Nagsoul, Les déchirées, B-Side, Fine Art Drawings

Nagsoul

Les déchirées, B-Side, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,884

Emanuele Ravagnani, Insta #17, Fine Art Drawings

Emanuele Ravagnani

Insta #17, 2020
6.7 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$816

Nicole Deponte, Lakeside, Fine Art Drawings

Nicole Deponte

Lakeside, 2019
33 x 25 x 1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,500

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

João Cardoso

Don't f*** with me, 2019
61 x 35.4 x 1.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,763

Hélène Donadieu, Renaissance, Fine Art Drawings

Hélène Donadieu

Renaissance, 2015
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$879

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Wind, Fine Art Drawings

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Wind, 2017
13 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$502

Fernando Alday, Hampstead Head, Fine Art Drawings

Fernando Alday

Hampstead Head, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$5,276

Jim Lee, Night IV, Fine Art Drawings

Jim Lee

Night IV, 2006
17 x 14 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$325

Swoon, Alixa and Naima, Fine Art Drawings

Swoon

Alixa and Naima, 2018
25 x 19.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$5,024

Martine Toufet, Ange Venu Du Ciel, Fine Art Drawings

Martine Toufet

Ange Venu Du Ciel, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,768

Kalliopi Lemos, Dry Land, Fine Art Drawings

Kalliopi Lemos

Dry Land, 2018
44.1 x 29.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$14,482

Paméla (Pam) de Rouvray, Michelin, Fine Art Drawings

Paméla (Pam) de Rouvray

Michelin, 2016
21.7 x 21.7 x 5.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,244

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