Robert Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg was an experimental artist, who wasn’t bound to a certain medium. He is well known for his ‘combines’, which were mainly sculptural and painting pieces. He also used different techniques such as photography and printmaking. He printed on surfaces such as materials, plastic and interesting papers and cardboard. I find his prints violent and expressive, with lots going on.

litho-accident

Above is ‘Accident’ (lithiograph, 1963). Upon creaing this work, the stone broke. Instead of starting the lengthy process again, Rauschenberg encourporated the mistake into his work. He named the piece accordingly.

booster

 Above is ‘Booster’ (1967). This work is a combination of lithiogragh and screen printing. He used a life size x-ray, with additional found images from magazines. What is remarcable about this work is its scale, being 6foot tall.

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