Notebook, 1993-


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Papier Collé

[French: 'pasted paper']
A variety of collage in which pieces of decorative paper are incorporated into a picture or, stuck on a ground such as canvas, themselves constitute the picture. The technique was invented by Braque in 1913 when he used in a still life pieces of wallpaper simulating wood graining, and was almost immediately adopted by Picasso. Matisse was perhaps the greatest exponent of the technique.

[Chilvers, Ian, Harold Osborne, and Dennis Farr, eds. Oxford Dictionary Of Art. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.]



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