On 7/21/20, Hunter hosted this online public program as part of the Hunter@Home series.
In 1912, Pablo Picasso pasted a piece of oilcloth printed with a faux-rattan weave onto an oval canvas: Still Life with Chair Caning ushered in the fertile period of Cubist experimentation with collage. The incorporation of everyday, found materials, extraneous to traditional fine arts mediums, radically altered the course of modernism and the way that we look at pictures.
Emily Braun discussed the papiers collés, or pasted papers, of Picasso, Georges Braque and Juan Gris, which are filled with artistry, wit and intertextual references, and force us to examine every detail, delve into history, and expand our skills of visual interpretation.
The event concluded with a live, virtual, Q&A.
Watch Hunter@Home – “Looking at Cubist Collage” with Emily Braun below.