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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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Nick Tidnam, Moroccan Suite III, Fine Art Drawings

Nick Tidnam

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

$1,450

Olena Shyrova, Behind the curtain, Fine Art Drawings

Olena Shyrova

Behind the curtain, 2019
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$500

Sylvia Elharar-Lemberg, Lettre A, Fine Art Drawings

Sylvia Elharar-Lemberg

Lettre A, 2018
65 x 49 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,882

Our recommendations Derek Sullivan, Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled 'On Filling In', Fine Art Drawings

Derek Sullivan

Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled 'On Filling In', 2016
61.5 x 47 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,882

Silvia Cuello, All horizon disappeared, Fine Art Drawings

Silvia Cuello

All horizon disappeared, 2020
41 x 31 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$351

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

Marian Williams

For Your Eyes Only 19, 2019
44.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$314

Nora Ampova, Cafe in Athens, Fine Art Drawings

Nora Ampova

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

$138

Guy Denning, Paycheck, Fine Art Drawings

Guy Denning

Paycheck, 2018
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,004

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

LN Le Pape

Sans titre (DED166543), 2020
15 x 15 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$63

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

$753

Gaby Joséphine, Love & Peace, Fine Art Drawings

Gaby Joséphine

Love & Peace, 2020
30 x 23 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$151

Carole b., Asteraceae Violette, Fine Art Drawings

Carole b.

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

$634

Sergio Barletta, Collage, Fine Art Drawings

Sergio Barletta

Collage, 1982
41.5 x 34 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$753

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

$5,018

Tommaso Cascella, Musical Notes, Fine Art Drawings

Tommaso Cascella

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

$565

Our recommendations Erró, Melting Pot, Fine Art Drawings

Erró

Melting Pot, 2001
27 x 19 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,844

Harald Kröner, 12.06.10, Fine Art Drawings

Harald Kröner

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

$1,224

Gouzy, Big Horns, Fine Art Drawings

Gouzy

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

$690

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

Fieroza Doorsen

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

$1,822

Thaddée, Parc à météorites, Fine Art Drawings

Thaddée

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

$527

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

$6,022

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

$632

Anne-Laure Maison, Bang Bang, Fine Art Drawings

Anne-Laure Maison

Bang Bang, 2020
29 x 23 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$627

Gipé, Architexture, Fine Art Drawings

Gipé

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

$5,646

Michel Flamme, Viola, Fine Art Drawings

Michel Flamme

Viola, 2016
65 x 65 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,701

Paul Philibert-Charrin, Abstractio, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Philibert-Charrin

Abstractio, 1967
100 x 64 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$13,800

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

$2,007

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

$8,029

Christophe Stouvenel, No Sense Lady, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Stouvenel

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

$124

Eduardo Arroyo, Tanger, Fine Art Drawings

Eduardo Arroyo

Tanger, 1985
42 x 72.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$15,055

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

$1,066

Maud Vantours, Lounge Landscape, Fine Art Drawings

Maud Vantours

Lounge Landscape, 2018
116 x 51 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,900

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

Pierre-François Grimaldi

Le Festival D'Avignon, 2019
80 x 80 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,524

Regina Gimenez, Enciclopedia universal ilustrada, Fine Art Drawings

Regina Gimenez

Enciclopedia universal ilustrada, 2008
130 x 162 x 4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$11,291

Doïna Vieru, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Doïna Vieru

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

$251

Matthew Rose, Portrait of a Believer, Fine Art Drawings

Matthew Rose

Portrait of a Believer, 2016
30.5 x 22.9 x 2.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$627

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

Teko van Kuyk

Pineapple #3 Collage, 2016
70 x 50 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$439

Matthieu Ribo, DFWM#04, Fine Art Drawings

Matthieu Ribo

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

$226 $376

Francisco Nicolás, ST97A, Fine Art Drawings

Francisco Nicolás

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

$188

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

$928

Pascal Marlin, Personnage, Fine Art Drawings

Pascal Marlin

Personnage, 2008
31 x 24 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$439

Virut Panchabuse, Rihanna, Fine Art Drawings

Virut Panchabuse

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

$13,436

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Wind, Fine Art Drawings

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Wind, 2017
33 x 28 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$502

Barbara Todd, Like Flying, Fine Art Drawings

Barbara Todd

Like Flying, 2012
90 x 60 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,700

Jesse Willems, Fading Magnolia, Fine Art Drawings

Jesse Willems

Fading Magnolia, 2019
50 x 37 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,325

Kalliopi Lemos, Dry Land, Fine Art Drawings

Kalliopi Lemos

Dry Land, 2018
112 x 76 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,576

Paul Richard Mason, The juggler, Fine Art Drawings

Paul Richard Mason

The juggler, 2017
42 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,015

Fernando Alday, Hampstead Head, Fine Art Drawings

Fernando Alday

Hampstead Head, 2016
100 x 100 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,269

Danie Faurie, Paperworks Série Ecrits #2020082002 #, Fine Art Drawings

Danie Faurie

Paperworks Série Ecrits #2020082002 #, 2020
30 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$113

Pierre Le Preux, Espace libre, Fine Art Drawings

Pierre Le Preux

Espace libre, 2012
20 x 40 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$401

Greet Weitenberg, Viewscape 9, Fine Art Drawings

Greet Weitenberg

Viewscape 9, 2017
30 x 40 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$677

Claude Cruz, Corto Maltese, Fine Art Drawings

Claude Cruz

Corto Maltese, 2020
30 x 30 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$690

Bogdan Pikulicki, Roses, Fine Art Drawings

Bogdan Pikulicki

Roses, 2016
8 x 11 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$188

Our recommendations Jacek Swigulski, Muse V, Fine Art Drawings

Jacek Swigulski

Muse V, 2011
100 x 70 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,129

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

$3,764

DHDLP, Happy Inside, Fine Art Drawings

DHDLP

Happy Inside, 2018
40 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$238

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

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

$3,764

Marianna Oklejak, A squirrel, Fine Art Drawings

Marianna Oklejak

A squirrel, 2020
35 x 39.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$314

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

$4,391

Olivier Mathon, Rahi, Fine Art Drawings

Olivier Mathon

Rahi, 2016
65 x 65 x 4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,192

Victor Marqué, Bouclier, Fine Art Drawings

Victor Marqué

Bouclier, 2020
33 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$565

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

$2,760

Michel Petit, Nostalgie, Fine Art Drawings

Michel Petit

Nostalgie, 2017
45 x 64 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,384

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

$5,646

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