Cover Design for Zij zou op het eiland tegen hem zeggen (She Would Tell Him on the Island), Dick Bruna, in or before 1972

Cover Design for Zij zou op het eiland tegen hem zeggen (She Would Tell Him on the Island), Dick Bruna, in or before 1972

collage, h 145mm × w 105mm More details
© Dick Bruna/Mercis Publishing bv

Here Bruna made optimal use of the qualities of paper. Tearing pieces of paper allows for spontaneity and coincidence. Moreover, the white paper fibres along the deckled edges emphasize the two-dimensional surface. Bruna: ‘What appealed to me about Sandberg was that he worked with a flat surface.’ The driving force behind this, of course, was their common model Matisse.

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