Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE

By Robert Rauschenberg SKU:1368114

Robert Rauschenberg's ""Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE,"" painted in 1985, is a remarkable artwork from his Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange (ROCI) project. This unique painting holds significance as it represents Rauschenberg's endeavor to bridge cultures and promote artistic exchange during the Cold War era. Through ROCI, he aimed to foster dialogue and understanding, choosing Chile as a focal point. ""Copperhead-Bite IV"" is special for its fusion of Rauschenberg's innovative techniques with a powerful message of global unity, making it a testament to art's potential to transcend boundaries.

60 cm

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Title: “”Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE: A Transcendent Cultural Bridge””
Year Painted: 1985

In 1985, the prolific artist Robert Rauschenberg unveiled a masterpiece that transcended borders and ideologies — “”Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE.”” This extraordinary painting emerged as a hallmark of Rauschenberg’s ambitious Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange (ROCI) project, a visionary endeavor that aimed to foster global understanding through art during the tense backdrop of the Cold War.

“”Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE”” is a vibrant testament to Rauschenberg’s commitment to intercultural dialogue. The year 1985 witnessed Rauschenberg’s deep engagement with Chile, a nation at the heart of his artistic exploration. The painting stands as a captivating fusion of mediums, textures, and symbols — a visual language that resonates universally. Rauschenberg employed his signature techniques, seamlessly integrating elements of collage, paint, and found objects to create a multifaceted tapestry of meanings.

Within the canvas, layers of vivid colors intertwine with fragments of newspaper clippings, fabric, and brushstrokes, mirroring the intricate tapestry of human experience. This layering technique, a hallmark of Rauschenberg’s style, encourages viewers to unearth the layers of history, culture, and emotion embedded within the artwork.

More than a mere visual spectacle, “”Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE”” encapsulates the essence of Rauschenberg’s larger mission. The ROCI project’s resonance lies in its dedication to building bridges through art, allowing diverse cultures to connect and communicate despite political barriers. By choosing Chile as a focal point, Rauschenberg demonstrated his commitment to transcending divisions and encouraging shared humanity.

The painting’s significance also lies in its capacity to provoke contemplation and conversation. As viewers engage with its intricate details and eclectic composition, they are invited to reflect on the power of art as a universal language. “”Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE”” invites us to challenge preconceptions, embrace diversity, and celebrate the unifying threads of our collective story.

In a world often marked by discord, “”Copperhead-Bite IV / ROCI CHILE”” serves as a radiant beacon of hope and connection. Its creation in 1985 and its continued relevance today remind us of art’s enduring ability to traverse boundaries and ignite meaningful dialogue. This painting stands not only as a testament to Robert Rauschenberg’s artistic genius but also as a symbol of the profound impact art can have on shaping a more harmonious global narrative.

Original size:
60 x 90 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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