Rauschenberg at Philbrook


“I’ve always been more attracted to familiar or ordinary things because I find them a lot more mysterious.” Robert Rauschenberg

Looking for something to do this weekend, my husband and I went to see the Rauschenberg exhibit at Philbrook and fell more in love with his work.

Robert Rauschenberg was an important American artist.  He broke the rules and snubbed tradition to create fresh new art.

Rauschenberg enjoyed experimenting will all kinds of techniques, even if the result was not always exactly what he intended.  In fact, he welcomed mistakes, because he felt they led to creativity. He enjoyed painting and photography and often combined the two methods with printmaking.

Printmaking transfers images from one surface to another. Rauschenberg loved to mix them to create something totally new. Rauschenberg often included symbols representing the United States in his art.  Though he was inspired by the USA, he also made art about his travels to other countries, including China, India and Morocco.

“An artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history.” Robert Rauschenberg

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 South Rockford Road
Tulsa OK 74114

On exhibit through September 11, 2011.

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