cut and paste | collage before cubism

Collage is usually attributed to Pablo Picasso and George Braque in the early twentieth century, when Picasso stuck a piece of oilcloth onto his painting, ‘Still-life with Chair Caning’. Although the Cubists are often thought to have invented collage, the story begins much earlier. In Collage Before Cubism, we take a look back and explore how people have been cutting and pasting since the invention of paper.

Directed and edited by Becky Manson
Animated by Cat Bruce and Becky Manson
Produced for the National Galleries of Scotland, 2019