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  • Something Old, Something New Michael Lobel
  • It all started with Rauschenberg in the 50’s
    • The incorporation of mechanically printed, often popular images into works of fine art, particularly paintings.
    • A postmodern shift
    • The artist is concerned with techniques of reproduction ( and not production).
  • Rauschenberg
    • Mechanical repro vs the unique creative act
    • Forget: signature style, now photographic art or mark making; cult of the individual
    • A low tech regression using photography not to refine painting but to emphasize qualities of awkwardness/ historical anachronism
    • Neo-dada- reassembling and arranging not creating
  • Rauschenberg
    • With Cage- inking the tires of a car and printing on paper; collaborative and automatic
    • Combines scraps of everyday materials from newspapers to printed fabrics etc
    • 1958 photo transfers: imbedding the image on the surface- images from Sports Illustrated or Life Magazine
    • 34 Cantos of Dante’s Divine Comedy : Inferno
  • Rauschenberg, Mint , 1974
  • Rauschenberg
    • Rubbing or frottage technique creates a gesture. …gives a relationship with other abstract expressionists like Motherwell and Kline.
    • Likes the old, discarded things, a quilt, rusted metal, colors of transfer drawings are faded,
    • Shuttle between past and present in imagery
  • Warhol
    • 60’s: photography and painting come together, the photo silkscreen
    • Reproduce popular imagery through a commercial technique
    • Change in scale; light tones drop out; repetition of the image by using the screen again, and again
    • The celebrity as an icon; relationship between celeb and politics
  • Andy Warhol, Jackie , 1964, acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen
  • Warhol
    • Imperfection
    • Irresolution
    • Awkwardness
    • The desire to be a machine
    • Undermines machine-made: efficiency, streamlined, alignment
  • Rosenquist
    • Former billboard painter
    • Fragmentary images from print advertisements
    • Pop art consumer goods....the quasi photomechanical techniques in a fine art context
    • Outmoded Life Magazine images,; grisaille techniques
  • Artschwager and Morely
    • Gridding the found photograph; painting each square , indifferent to the whole
    • A: painting on celotex a building material-rough, textured surface which visually enlarges the surface support
    • Banal, anti-expressive