Dada and Collage
The Dada movement, which originated in Switzerland during the First World War, would bring about lasting changes in the nature and technique of collage. Prior to the War, collage had been used by Cubists like Picasso, Braque, and Juan Gris as a device to extend the picture plane into three dimensions, and to aid further in the abstraction of objects in space. Wallpaper, pages from newspapers, cloth, and small pieces of wood or string functioned as the elements of rather simple collage compositions that supplemented paintings. Read more at

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