Techniques & Materials / Papery Procedures

The "papery procedures" Picasso referred to in his letter may have included his work with cut and pasted or pinned papers, or his constructed sculptures, or both. The French terms papier collé (pasted paper) and papier épinglé (pinned paper) are used to categorize his paper works, which may also be described by the more general term collage (derived from the French verb coller, meaning "to glue" or "to stick").

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