Saturday, March 18, 2006
American, born 1925
Soviet/American Array III, 1988
223.5 x 134.6 cm
(88 x 53 in.)
Robert Rauschenberg began to integrate waste products from modern American everyday life into his pictures in the 1950s. This was when the famous "combine" paintings (so called because they were neither painting nor sculpture, but both) were produced. Experimentation with magazine and newspaper photographs created a groundbreaking new form of expression. To view more works of art by Robert Rauschenberg and other famous artists, please visit the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.