Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)

By Robert Rauschenberg SKU:304172

Robert Rauschenberg's "Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)," painted in 1959, stands as a remarkable artwork. Its creation coincided with a period of artistic transformation, where Rauschenberg's innovative spirit redefined art. This piece, belonging to his iconic "combine" series, intertwines painting and sculpture. Its use of lead and found materials reflects his avant-garde approach. By challenging traditional mediums and inviting viewers to question the nature of art, "Lead Missile" encapsulates Rauschenberg's lasting influence and his role in shaping the trajectory of modern art.

59 cm

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Total € 295

Title: “”Robert Rauschenberg’s Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite): Redefining 1959 Art””

Year Painted: 1959

In the transformative artistic landscape of 1959, Robert Rauschenberg’s “”Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)”” emerged as a trailblazing masterpiece. This artwork, a quintessential piece of Rauschenberg’s renowned “”combine”” series, resonates with the spirit of innovation that defined the era.

“”Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)”” showcases Rauschenberg’s fearless approach to art, embodying the very essence of his avant-garde philosophy. The year 1959 witnessed a pivotal moment in art history, marked by a departure from traditional artistic norms. Rauschenberg, a key figure in this movement, boldly challenged conventions by fusing painting and sculpture into a single entity.

The use of lead and found materials in “”Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)”” exemplifies Rauschenberg’s penchant for exploring unconventional mediums. The interplay of textures and the incorporation of everyday objects underscore the artist’s profound ability to blur the lines between art and reality. This piece is a prime example of Rauschenberg’s unique ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary, inviting viewers to question their perceptions and engage with art on a deeper level.

“”Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)”” stands as a testament to Rauschenberg’s role in reshaping the trajectory of modern art. His innovative spirit, showcased through the “”combine”” technique, sparked a new conversation about the nature of creativity and artistic expression. By dismantling traditional boundaries and embracing the unorthodox, Rauschenberg not only expanded the possibilities of art but also left an indelible mark on the art world’s evolution.

The enduring significance of “”Lead Missile (Galvanic Suite)”” lies in its ability to provoke contemplation and evoke emotions even decades after its creation. Its impact stretches beyond its physical dimensions, inspiring subsequent generations of artists to explore the uncharted realms of creativity. As an embodiment of the artistic revolution of 1959, this painting cements Rauschenberg’s legacy as a pioneer who fearlessly challenged the status quo, forever altering the course of art history.

Original size:
63.5 x 94 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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