Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Robert Rauschenberg

Blue Urchin (Hoarfrost) - Robert Rauschenberg
Textile artists continue to be inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s radical use of cloth. The Hoarfrost series that he made in 1974 was very well received by the critics of the time. In them he used a variety of transparent, translucent and opaque fabrics ranging from humble cotton cheesecloth to exotic satin and silk on which he printed text and images from newspapers and magazines.

Displayed by pinning the fabrics directly to the wall at their top corners, the stress lines of the hanging soft material become part of the composition.