Techniques & Materials / Paperboard
As used here, paperboard designates a range of stiff wood-pulp boards that feature finishing steps, such as the paper-faced material Picasso employed in relief constructions and as a support for collage work. Although the term is general, the paperboard that Picasso used has a low-grade core faced on both sides with pieces of slightly higher quality paper. It had uses both commercial and artistic.
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Guitar.Paris, October–December 1912. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist, 1973. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Department of Imaging Services: Photo John Wronn © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York