Small Rebus – Robert Rauschenberg

Photo 2015-01-12, 8 36 48 PM

Small Rebus – Robert Rauschenberg

Oil, graphite, paint swatches, paper, newspaper, magazine clippings, black-white photographs, United States map fragment, fabric, and three-cent stamps on canvas – 1956

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Panza Collection

I’m not sure what it is about Rauschenberg that continually intrigues and inspires me; if it’s the colour, the way he paints, the energy of his pieces, how he juxtaposes elements, how he lays things out spatially. But every single time I have a gut reaction, something charges up inside me, his work demands my attention. His craftsmanship is undeniable.

Regards –

G

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