The Gap in Between
 
"Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. I try to act in that gap between the two." - Robert Rauschenberg
 
Research Paper Plan Due!

Robert Rauschenberg, Factum I and Factum II, 1955.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monogram

Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram, 1955 - 1959.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monogram first state
Monogram second state

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

monogram = a sign of identity usually formed of the combined initials of a name
examples of mongrams
 
combine = a work (typically associated with Robert Rauschenberg) that combines ordinary objects and collage materials with abstract expressionist brushwork in new, unexpected ways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monogram back
Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print, 1953.
Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram (back), 1955 - 1959.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon

Canyon detail

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston South Carolina

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