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Drawing - Collage I

Collage I

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, United Kingdom (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hodes, Charlotte (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cut paper work and collage

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 214, box B

The image here is created by cutting the paper rather than drawing on it. Painter and printmaker Charlotte Hodes has described how 'the cut line of the scalpel blade is an equivalent to the line of the pencil.' The technique has the advantage of creating two images, a positive and negative; it also produces texture, effectively making a low-relief sculpture.

Physical description

Cut-paper silhouette of standing female figure with one arm outstretched, brown against black background. To the left, also against black background, is part of the sheet from which the figure was cut, forming a reverse image. There is a colourful decorative collage in a strip down the left side of the sheet, and a geometric design in a strip down the right side.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, United Kingdom (possibly, made)


2005 (made)


Hodes, Charlotte (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Cut paper work and collage


Height: 20.9 cm, Width: 14.9 cm

Object history note

This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007

Descriptive line

'Collage I', collage of cut paper representing a standing female figure by Charlotte Hodes, 2005

Exhibition History

Contemporary Drawings (Victoria and Albert Museum 01/07/2003-30/07/2009)




Collage; Cut paper work

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