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Title :

Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography : context and meaning

Author :
MATTISON, Robert Saltonstall ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Analyzes Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography (1968), an offset lithograph organized into three distinct parts that provides deeper insight into Rauschenberg's choice of thematic subject matter. The top part includes x-ray photographs of the artist's body, an astrological chart, an upside-down wheel, and an umbrella, and reflects the influence of da Vinci's Vitruvian Man ad well as of Marcel Duchamp. The middle part consists of a written spiral of events that underlines the importance for Rauschenberg of collaboration, a concept derived from his experience with dancers and his work with John Cage. The bottom part features Rauschenberg's Pelican (1963), the first dance he choreographed himself. The Necker Cube is depicted twice in this work and suggests that everything, including one's autobiography, can be seen from different angles. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Astrologie ; Autobiographie ; Collaboration ; Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 ; Estampe ; Etats-Unis ; Iconographie ; Influence ; Lithographie ; Parapluie ; Photographie ; Rauschenberg, Robert, n.1925 ; Rayons X ; Roue ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Astrology ; Autobiography ; Collaboration ; Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 ; Iconography ; Influence ; Lithography ; Photography ; Prints ; Rauschenberg, Robert, b.1925 ; Umbrellas ; United States ; Wheels ; X-rays ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, 1998, 59
INIST identifier :
24954988 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0083-7105 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
DuMont Schauberg, Köln
Publisher country :
GERMANY ;