Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg - Biography
Robert Rauschenberg counts among the luminaries of Pop Art. The US-American artist at first made only monochrome paintings, before he turned to a combination of painting and object art in the course of the 1950s - the "Combine Paintings" originate from this period. These works would make for Robert Rauschenberg's fame. Their essential feature is, as the name already suggests, the combination of painting and real objects, so that the works resemble collages on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the material gatherings of Neodada. Over the time the "Combine Paintings" become more and more complex, they do not only go beyond the image's boundary, they even take possession of their surroundings. Robert Rauschenberg's interest in Performance Art also inspired him to lure the recipient from his passive role and to motivate him to interact with his art. Works by the multiple documenta participant Robert Rauschenberg are in possession of renowned museums such as the Cologne Museum Ludwig or the Museum of Modern Art in New York.