26 Nov 2005-26 Feb 2006. The Joan Mir Foundation presents this history of collage From Picasso to Rauschenberg with works selected by Diane Waldman, former senior curator and deputy director of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Twentieth century art, and particularly avant-garde art, could conceivably be defined as collage, representing the fractured, fragmented nature of pluralist modern society. Almost a century ago, the first works using collage represented a major turning point in the evolution of Cubism. It is uncertain whether Picasso or Braque invented the technique in order to differentiate perceived depth and surface flatness in their paintings. However, collage in its various manifestations, from papier coll to photomontage and assemblage, has become an art form in itself, and this exhibition focuses on the pioneers in each of its phases Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Boccioni, Ernst, Cornell, Schwitters and Rauschenberg as well as featuring Joan Mirs own use of collage in his sculpture and painting. General ticket 7.20, concessions 5. Collage Exhibition 4, concessions 3. Tues-Sat 10.00-19.00, Sun 10.00-14.30.
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