Hydro (Night Shade)

By Robert Rauschenberg SKU:304174

Robert Rauschenberg's ""Hydro (Night Shade),"" painted in 1964, captivates with its unique artistry. This work is a prime example of Rauschenberg's innovative ""combine"" technique, blending painting and sculptural elements. ""Hydro"" features an actual fire hydrant, symbolizing urban vitality. The year 1964 marked a pinnacle of Rauschenberg's career, and this painting exemplifies his ability to merge everyday objects with artistic expression. ""Hydro (Night Shade)"" remains an exceptional creation, celebrating the marriage of art and life, while inviting viewers to ponder the beauty in the ordinary and the boundaries of artistic conventions.

29 cm

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Total € 275

Title: “”Unveiling Robert Rauschenberg’s Hydro (Night Shade) of 1964″”

Year Painted: 1964

In 1964, Robert Rauschenberg unveiled his artistic prowess through “”Hydro (Night Shade),”” an exceptional creation that fuses mediums to redefine art. This piece is a quintessential representation of Rauschenberg’s pioneering “”combine”” technique, where he seamlessly merged elements of painting and sculpture.

“”Hydro (Night Shade)”” is a window into Rauschenberg’s avant-garde vision. The year 1964 marked a zenith in his career, a moment of profound artistic exploration. This artwork bears witness to his audacious approach, where he incorporated an actual fire hydrant into the canvas. This striking integration of found objects into the realm of art challenges conventional notions, inviting viewers to reevaluate the relationship between the ordinary and the extraordinary.

The fire hydrant, a symbol of urban utility, transforms into an emblem of creativity in “”Hydro (Night Shade).”” Rauschenberg’s brilliance lies in his ability to infuse the mundane with artistic vitality, elevating everyday objects to the realm of contemplation. The juxtaposition of textures, colors, and materials in the artwork mirrors the intricate tapestry of urban life.

“”Hydro (Night Shade)”” transcends its physicality, embodying the era’s spirit of innovation and artistic boundary-pushing. This masterpiece acts as a bridge between the tangible and the abstract, provoking viewers to explore the interplay of materials and meanings. It challenges the very essence of what constitutes art, compelling us to reassess our perceptions.

Rauschenberg’s “”Hydro (Night Shade)”” continues to resonate as a testament to his lasting influence on modern art. Its timelessness derives from its capacity to evoke contemplation, even decades after its creation. By seamlessly marrying the mundane and the artistic, Rauschenberg initiated conversations about the potential of creativity to transcend convention.

In the vast landscape of art history, “”Hydro (Night Shade)”” remains a beacon of artistic ingenuity, signaling Rauschenberg’s pivotal role in reshaping the trajectory of artistic expression. As viewers engage with its multi-layered narrative, they are reminded that art’s power lies in its ability to transform, challenge, and inspire, blurring the lines between the everyday and the extraordinary.

Original size:
213.2 x 122 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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