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The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.

You begin with the possibilities of the material. ---->>>

I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world. ---->>>

An empty canvas is full. ---->>>

A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything; and the same people didn't think it was immoral to wrap their garbage in newspaper. ---->>>

If you don't have trouble paying the rent, you have trouble doing something else; one needs just a certain amount of trouble. ---->>>

Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it. ---->>>

So that ideas of sort of relaxed symmetry have been something for years that I have been concerned with because I think that symmetry is a neutral shape as opposed to a form of design.

So that ideas of sort of relaxed symmetry have been something for years that I have been concerned with because I think that symmetry is a neutral shape as opposed to a form of design.

There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself in relationship to painting and that was attitudes like tortured, struggle, pain. ---->>>

Well, I like way downtown near the Battery. I lived down there at this time and for, I guess, the following well, this is where I moved to uptown and I've been here for four years and this is 1965. ---->>>

I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area. ---->>>

The only thing that I could get with chance, and I never was able to use it, was that I would end up with something quite geometric or the spirit that I was interested in, indulging in, was gone. ---->>>

Every time I've moved, my work has changed radically. ---->>>

I don't mess around with my subconscious. ---->>>

I got so I was really just sick of sculpture. ---->>>

And I think that even today, New York still has more of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else. It's something quite extraordinary. ---->>>

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway. ---->>>

But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to. ---->>>

I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended. ---->>>

Oracle was I had started it I guess two and a half years ago, maybe even longer than that, closer to three. ---->>>

Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting. ---->>>

I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place. ---->>>

And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission. ---->>>

I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings. ---->>>

I always have a good reason for taking something out but I never have one for putting something in. And I don't want to, because that means that the picture is being painted predigested. ---->>>

I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else. ---->>>

And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting. ---->>>

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York, and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable. ---->>>

I did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved in that because he was the only person I knew in New York who had a car and who would be willing to do this. ---->>>

One can see that a canvas is six feet by eight feet, say, quite accurately. But you can spend two minutes and think it's five, or thirty seconds and it's just a different bed for activities there. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-22, 1925
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas
Die: 05-12, 2008
Occupation: Artist
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Milton Ernest "Robert" Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations (wikipedia)