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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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Linda Bachammar Clerget, Jeu de Regards, Fine Art Drawings

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Jeu de Regards, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$482

Raluca Arnautu, The Card Player, Fine Art Drawings

Raluca Arnautu

The Card Player, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$844

Dorine van der Ploeg, Pool XIX, Fine Art Drawings

Dorine van der Ploeg

Pool XIX, 2020
16.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,266

Petr Strnad, Épicentre, Fine Art Drawings

Petr Strnad

Épicentre, 2017
14.8 x 10.8 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$241

Jean-Jacques André, C /003, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Jacques André

C /003, 2013
24.8 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$554

Nora Ampova, Venus in a Trans, Fine Art Drawings

Nora Ampova

Venus in a Trans, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$145

Our recommendations Marian Williams, For Your Eyes Only 1, Fine Art Drawings

Marian Williams

For Your Eyes Only 1, 2019
17.5 x 12.4 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$301

Our recommendations Bruno Mallart, Nous attaquerons à l'aube, Fine Art Drawings

Bruno Mallart

Nous attaquerons à l'aube, 2020
8.7 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,205

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

LN Le Pape

Sans titre (DED266550), 2020
9.4 x 7.5 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$96

Gaby Joséphine, Club 27, Fine Art Drawings

Gaby Joséphine

Club 27, 2020
11.8 x 9.1 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$145

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

$723

Carole b., Asteraceae Violette, Fine Art Drawings

Carole b.

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

$609

Mathilde de Bellecombe, Beaucoup de choses à faire, Fine Art Drawings

Mathilde de Bellecombe

Beaucoup de choses à faire, 2013
4.7 x 4.7 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$157

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

Fieroza Doorsen

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

$1,764

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

Nacho Mariezcurrena

Vacio Fertil Oscuro / Dark Fertile Void, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$250

Tommaso Cascella, Musical Notes, Fine Art Drawings

Tommaso Cascella

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

$542

Gouzy, Big Horns, Fine Art Drawings

Gouzy

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

$663

Michel Flamme, Viola, Fine Art Drawings

Michel Flamme

Viola, 2016
25.6 x 25.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,556

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

$1,186

Geneviève Seillé, Tête tatouée, Fine Art Drawings

Geneviève Seillé

Tête tatouée, 2015
35.8 x 18.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,495

Toma Jankowski, Basquiat's dream, Fine Art Drawings

Toma Jankowski

Basquiat's dream, 2021
8.3 x 10.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,687

Anne-Laure Maison, Bang Bang, Fine Art Drawings

Anne-Laure Maison

Bang Bang, 2020
11.4 x 9.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$603

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

$607

Thaddée, Les anneaux de Newton, Fine Art Drawings

Thaddée

Les anneaux de Newton, 2017
9.8 x 8.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$868

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

$4,821

Our recommendations Erró, Melting Pot, Fine Art Drawings

Erró

Melting Pot, 2001
10.6 x 7.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,654

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

$5,785

Muriel Deumie, L'homme animal, Fine Art Drawings

Muriel Deumie

L'homme animal, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$803 $892

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

$1,928

Paul Philibert-Charrin, Chant de Mars, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Philibert-Charrin

Chant de Mars, 1970
31.9 x 21.3 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$9,040

Pascal Marlin, Couple noir et blanc, Fine Art Drawings

Pascal Marlin

Couple noir et blanc, 2013
19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,025

Igor Souza, Untitled, Fine Art Drawings

Igor Souza

Untitled, 2015
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$783

Francisco Nicolás, ST97A, Fine Art Drawings

Francisco Nicolás

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

$181

Marc Thivierge, Rêves de nous deux, Fine Art Drawings

Marc Thivierge

Rêves de nous deux, 2017
25 x 12 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$800

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

$1,989

Regina Gimenez, No title, Fine Art Drawings

Regina Gimenez

No title, 2013
26 x 20.5 x 1.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,712

André-Pierre Arnal, Composition abstraite, Fine Art Drawings

André-Pierre Arnal

Composition abstraite, 2009
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,049

Virut Panchabuse, Rihanna, Fine Art Drawings

Virut Panchabuse

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

$12,909

Pierre-François Grimaldi, Boulevard Montmartre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre-François Grimaldi

Boulevard Montmartre, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$6,268

Emanuele Ravagnani, Self-Portrait #4, Fine Art Drawings

Emanuele Ravagnani

Self-Portrait #4, 2017
17.3 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,856

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Wind, Fine Art Drawings

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Wind, 2017
13 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$482

Our recommendations Jacek Swigulski, Muse V, Fine Art Drawings

Jacek Swigulski

Muse V, 2011
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,085

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

$892

Jesse Willems, Simulacrum, Fine Art Drawings

Jesse Willems

Simulacrum, 2019
19.7 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,556

Claude Cruz, Corto Maltese, Fine Art Drawings

Claude Cruz

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

$663

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

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

$3,616

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

$3,616

Barbara Todd, Leaf Leaf, Fine Art Drawings

Barbara Todd

Leaf Leaf, 2012
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,700

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

$229

Arthur Aeschbacher, Pharmacie Van Lier Namur, Fine Art Drawings

Arthur Aeschbacher

Pharmacie Van Lier Namur, 1965
13.4 x 11.4 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,808

Maud Vantours, Cells 1, Fine Art Drawings

Maud Vantours

Cells 1, 2019
24 x 34.1 x 2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$4,821

Christophe Stouvenel, No Sense Lady, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Stouvenel

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

$119

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Fine Art Drawings

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,013

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

$7,714

Stefanie Heyer, L'intrus, Fine Art Drawings

Stefanie Heyer

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

$663

Jacques Lacroix, Untitled , Fine Art Drawings

Jacques Lacroix

Untitled , 2015
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,411

Nicole Deponte, Lakeside, Fine Art Drawings

Nicole Deponte

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

$2,500

Dom(k), Hello, Fine Art Drawings

Dom(k)

Hello, 2016
63 x 47.2 x 1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,170

Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Transition III - Pianist, Fine Art Drawings

Jakub Pasierkiewicz

Transition III - Pianist, 2013
54.7 x 39 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,105

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

$1,193

LosOtros Mj Tom, Mrs Ka. [?] v1.3, Fine Art Drawings

LosOtros Mj Tom

Mrs Ka. [?] v1.3, 2015
78.7 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,134

Tiago Magro, Natural Woman, Fine Art Drawings

Tiago Magro

Natural Woman, 2021
13 x 10 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$795

Vânia Medeiros, Constituição, Fine Art Drawings

Vânia Medeiros

Constituição, 2019
16.5 x 23.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,205

Mateo Andrea, Bigbang, Fine Art Drawings

Mateo Andrea

Bigbang, 2019
8.3 x 11.7 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$783

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