Definition of papier collé in English:
noun (plural papiers collés pronounced same)
1The technique of using paper for collage.
- In 1912 Braque and Picasso began to introduce collage and papier collé: this lent a clearer, if schematic, system of reference into a style which had become increasingly abstract.
- Gris too made extensive use of papier collé, and Matisse's use of cut-out paper shapes in his late work is a development of the technique.
1.1A collage made from paper.
- As defined by the Cubists, the papier collé had limited the artist's role to arranging elements; Arp went even further and eliminated the traditional "artistic" notion of arranging forms in relation to each other.
- In Braque's and Picasso's very first papiers collés, shading stops being pointillist and suddenly becomes broad and incisive again.
French, literally 'glued paper'.
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