Edward John Burra

Collage

About this artwork

The theme of this collage is a day at the races. Burra has combined cut-outs from magazines with drawn elements to create a variety of humorous and fantastical creatures. On the left is a horse with the body of a corseted lady and at the top is a Zeppelin airship smoking a pipe. On the face on the right, a peapod forms a toothy mouth and a pressure gauge becomes an eye. Collages by Burra are rare. He only used the technique for about a year from 1930-31 before reverting to his favourite medium of watercolour.

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Edward John Burra

Edward John Burra