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Principle and Element Assignment (Refrenced artist-Robert Rauschenberg)

Robert Rauschenberg  is the one of artists which use found objects as the materials for his artworks. He was a crucial figure in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern moves. He become popular of his artworks by using materials traditionally.This is one of Rauschenberg artwork: Monogram, 1955-59. Freestanding combine



This work was a mixed-media sculpture/ collage/ painting made of manipulated found objects which forms a stuffed Angora goat encircled by a tire. The objects which can be recycled into this artwork. That what makes this work unique. Collage and assemblage first emerged as art media in modern times, because if collage and assemblage combined together, it will formed a great combination which unusual and make it unique. For example Robert rauschenberg’s monogram. This work made from the combination of collage and assemblage.

That looking turned breathless in 1959 when Rauschenberg completed Monogram, one of the most outlandish and barbarous works of art ever made. Monogram features a stuffed Angora goat encircled by a tire. The goat, whose snout is covered in multicolored war paint, is standing on a painting, as if grazing at pasture. A sort of gargoyle or ravaging scavenger guarding over and also destroying art, this cloven-hoofed creature is a shamanic manifestation of Rauschenberg. In early Christian art goats symbolized the damned. This is exactly what Rauschenberg was as a gay/bisexual man and an artist, at the time. A dingy tennis ball behind the animal suggests it has defecated on painting. Allegorically, Rauschenberg is a bull in the china shop of art history, a satyr squeezing through the eye of an esthetic/erotic needle. As Johns’s Flag (1954-1955) is a Delphic rebel yell that says, “I create and am a part of this symbol of American openness even though as a gay man I am shunned by it,” so Monogram is Rauschenberg’s credo, a line drawn in the psychic sands of American sexual and cultural values. It is a love letter, a death threat, and a ransom note. It is Rauschenberg carving his monogram into art history.

Our Picasso? from Artnet, by Jerry Saltz


Robert Rauschenberg – Monogram




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