The Department of Illustration

Webcast on cut paper

Posted in Digital by The Department of Illustration on October 27, 2009

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Cut paper has long been part of craft traditions around the world. From silhouettes in turn-of-the-century Europe to Mexico’s papel picado (“perforated paper”), intricate paper cut-outs have informed and shaped visual culture. In the past few years, cut paper has seen a major revival among contemporary artists and designers, who are inspired by paper’s malleability, its ephemeral quality, and its power to convey a broad range of meanings.

In this webcast you will learn about:

  • The fascinating, multi-cultural history of cut-paper art.
  • Its place in the contemporary art and design scene.
  • Why artists are choosing it to convey their ideas today.
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