Consuming America
 
"If this is modern art, I quit!" - Anonymous observer of Rauschenberg combine
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Jasper Johns, Map, 1961.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man with the White Shoes

Man with the White Shoes

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled
(Man with the white shoes) front view, 1954.

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled
(Man with the white shoes) back view, 1954.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rauschenberg with untitled combine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Man with the white shoes) (side view from above), 1954.
Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Man with the white shoes) (side view from above with reflection from underside), 1954.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odalisk word play:

Odalisk

Odalisque = a female slave or concubine who tends to
the harem of the Turkish sultan
 
Obelisk = tall, thin, four-sided, tapering monument
which ends in a pyramidal top

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, Grand Odalisque, 1814.
Robert Rauschenberg, Odalisk, 1955 - 1958.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References to Gender in Odalisk:
Odalisk
  • Title word play
  • Pin-Ups
  • Photos of the artist's mother, and sister
  • Male chicken
  • Phallic leg
  • Soft pillow

Robert Rauschenberg, Odalisk, 1955 - 1958.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington Monument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg, Odalisk (detail), 1955 - 1958.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon

Canyon detail

Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon (details), 1959.
Rembrandt Van Rijn, The Abduction of Ganymede, 1635.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beat Generation
1914 - 1930

Beat = tired, down and out or upbeat and "on the beat"

 

The Americans first American printing

first American printing of The Americans (1959)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Frank, Trolley- New Orleans, 1955 - 1956.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa Parks memorialized
with Congressional statue
Rosa Parks on a Montgomery bus on December 21, 1956, the day Montgomery's public transportation system was legally integrated after a strike that lasted 381 days. Behind Parks is Nicholas C. Chriss, a UPI reporter covering the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structuralism = philosophical approach that analyzes society by looking at cultural phenomena, particularly signs, that have hidden underlying meanings that can be decoded

 
Robert Frank, Ranch Market - Hollywood, 1955 - 1956.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston South Carolina

Robert Frank, Charleston, South Carolina, 1955 - 1956.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Frank, Rodeo- New York City, 1955 - 1956.