Published in a limited edition of just 500 copies, Robert Rauschenberg: Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante's Inferno is a clothbound clamshell box containing a facsimile edition of Rauschenberg's series of drawings from 1958-60, each reproduced at actual size on individual sheets. Rauschenberg made one drawing for each Canto, or section, of Dante's poem The Inferno (1308-1321). Together they are a virtual encyclopedia of modern-day imagery, made by transferring photographic reproductions from magazines or newspapers onto the drawing surface. "I think a picture is more like the real world when it's made out of the real world," Rauschenberg said. With additional imagery in pencil, crayon, pastel, and collage, the drawings reflect Rauschenberg's desire to infiltrate his art with the scenes and sounds of the surrounding world, a radical departure from the more transcendent ambitions of Abstract Expressionism.
Thirty-Four Drawings for Dante's Inferno
Author: Robert Rauschenberg,Leah Dickerman
Dante's Inferno inspired Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) to create a series of 34 drawings that comprise one of the most remarkable creative enterprises of 20th-century American art. Completed between 1958 and 1960, XXXIV Drawings for Dante's Inferno introduced an innovative transfer process to the artist's tradition of combining found objects and photographic imagery from newspapers and other popular sources. The resulting powerful, abstract narrative runs parallel to Dante's allegorical journey through the underworld. This publication is the culmination of years of research to identify the images used in Rauschenberg's pieces, and Ed Krčma elucidates the work's deliberate commentary on the fraught political climate of the Cold War and its overall significance for the career of one of the postwar era's most influential figures. Exemplifying Rauschenberg's aptitude for collapsing distinctions between various disciplines, his interpretation of Dante's Inferno is explored in depth for the first time in this groundbreaking book.
Drawing a Modern Inferno
Author: Ed Krčma,Robert Rauschenberg
Every day, over a million images are uploaded to flickr. This is a striking example of the so-called »flood« of images that emerged with the beginning of the digital age. A generation of adolescents has already been socialised with this flood of images and deals with it on a daily basis, both in their networks and elsewhere. Art education thus faces significant challenges: art is the only school subject that deals with the problems inherent in images as images, making them the focus of pedagogic activity. This volume presents both the foundations for engaging with the phenomenon of the »image« in a competent and historically informed manner as well as the perspectives for art education that arise from these foundations. It is based upon the conviction that providing orientation in a world defined by images does not mean following solely a technocratic, functionalist or even neoliberal »concept of education«. Quite the contrary: »providing an orientation« for how to deal with images in a world that is dominated by them is a crucial part of the holistic development of young people’s personalities. The volume’s main focus lies upon the new functions taken on both by the image and by art more generally. It takes into account aspects of globalisation and participation and also includes more unusual views (often from a cross-media perspective) of art and its historical repertory, which even current image creation is unable to dispense with. The volume also deals extensively with architecture and the images it conveys.
Author: Kunibert Bering,Rolf Niehoff
Appropriations, Manipulations, and Rewritings in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
Author: Manuele Gragnolati,Fabio Camilletti,Fabian Lampart
Publisher: Series Cultural Inquiry
An examination of the artistic development of Robert Rauschenberg, focusing on his relationship with John Cage and his role in the making of the American neo-avant-garde.
Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-avant-garde
Author: Branden Wayne Joseph,Robert Rauschenberg
Publisher: MIT Press
Ausstellung vom 23. März bis 4. Mai 1980, Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin
Author: Robert Rauschenberg
Category: Art, Modern
Dantes Göttliche Komödie in der modernen Kunst
Author: Thomas Engelhardt
Category: Art, Modern
Arnulf Rainer im Diskurs von Moderne und Postmoderne
Author: Monika Leisch-Kiesl
Malerei, Plastik, Film. 1963-1968. (Ausstellung) 29. Nov. bis 28. Dez. 1969
Author: Constance M. Perkins,Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts (Austria)
Sammlung Karl Ströher
Author: Hessisches Landesmuseum (Darmstadt, Germany),Gerhard Bott,Götz Adriani
Category: Art, Modern
Author: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Studies of texts from the late middle ages to the contemporary moment, together they indicate, broadly, directions both in postmodern studies and studies in medievalism.
Author: Richard J. Utz,Jesse G. Swan,Paul Plisiewicz
Publisher: DS Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
Der Kulturhistoriker Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) zählt zu den bedeutendsten Kulturwissenschaftlern und Romanisten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wie viele andere bedeutende Gelehrte emigrierte er früh aus Deutschland, um der Verfolgung durch die Nationalsozialisten zu entgehen. Bereits 1929 erschien sein Buch zu Dante, das trotz des etwas komplizierten Titels einen runden Gesamtüberblick über das dichterische Schaffen des italienischen Nationaldichters gibt. Auerbach spürte in der Göttlichen Komödie, Dantes Hauptwerk, viele Realismen auf. Rückbezüge auf die Welt des Irdischen bleiben auch im Grauen der Hölle, in der Hoffnung des Fegefeuers und in der religiösen Ekstase des Paradieses deutlich. Dante schildert beispielsweise viele Zeitgenossen und ihre Sünden, die dann entsprechend gebüßt werden. Bei Auerbach wird das Universum Dantes eindrucksvoll lebendig.
Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
In a career that has spanned nearly 50 years, Robert Rauschenberg has redefined the art of our time. Once branded the "bad boy" of American modernism, Rauschenberg has taken a revolutionary approach to traditional art forms and worked in an extraordinarily diverse range of mediums. This volume, which explores the entire scope of his achievement, accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Rauschenberg's work held since 1976, opening at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in September 1997 and traveling to Houston in early 1998 and then to Europe and Asia. Four essays by leading scholars and curators interpret and analyze Rauschenberg's art while emphasizing his unique contribution across disciplines. Two essays by former collaborators provide insight into his involvement with avant-garde performance and technology. And more than 500 illustrations reproduce Rauschenberg's challenging art, from his revolutionary all-white paintings and acclaimed Combines to prints, photographs, and the recent overseas projects that Rauschenberg has pursued in the belief that art and collaboration have the power to bring about social change. This comprehensive book, which includes an illustrated chronology of Rauschenberg's life and work and up-to-date exhibition and performance histories, will be the essential monograph on Robert Rauschenberg.
Author: Walter Hopps,Robert Rauschenberg,Susan Davidson,Trisha Brown
Publisher: Guggenheim Museum Pubns
Discusses the life of the American artist, from his Texas childhood to his college art studies, to his professional career in New York, and looks at his works, including paintings, prints, collages, and more
Author: Mary Lynn Kotz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Inferno Drawings by Rico Lebrun and Robert Rauschenberg
Author: Saundra Louise Goldman