Cardboard Collection

Did you know that artists, particularly painters, have been working with cardboard since the late 1800's? In fact, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec often selected cardboard as his painting substrate. This tradition carried over to Pablo Picasso in the mid-1900s. 

There is something about the way the paint and the cardboard interact that make it unlike any other painting surface. It may be that the absorption of the cardboard creates a unique depth and richness to the paint colors?

Kimberly Dawn's Cardboard Collection was created two years ago in honor of Toulouse-Lautrec, one of her sources of inspiration. The original collection featured 20 pieces. The six featured in this collection are all that remain.