Sir Roland Penrose

Untitled

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About this artwork

This is one of Penrose's earliest compositions constructed from postcards. These innovative collages are the artist's most significant contribution to surrealist art. Collage had been frequently used by both cubist and surrealist artists, but it was a new idea to feature the repetitive use of the same image. The artist René Magritte, in particular, was an admirer of these works. Among the other materials used for this collage is a rubbing from a piece of wood. This has been used for the face of the female figure.

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  • title:
    Untitled
  • accession number:
    GMA 4070
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  • materials:
    Collage, gouache and pencil on card
  • date created:
    1937
  • measurements:
    79.00 x 54.50 cm (framed: 88.50 x 63.80 x 4.60 cm)
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995
  • copyright:
    © Roland Penrose Estate, England 2016. The Penrose Collection. All rights reserved.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Sir Roland Penrose

Sir Roland Penrose