Motor Range (Night Shade)

By Robert Rauschenberg SKU:304169

Robert Rauschenberg's ""Motor Range (Night Shade)"", painted in 1961, is a profound embodiment of his artistic boundary-breaking. This work masterfully combines elements of painting and collage, ushering in a new era of mixed media art. The piece's dynamic composition and the juxtaposition of imagery mirror the cultural shifts of the 1960s. By seamlessly blending everyday objects and abstract expression, Rauschenberg crafts a visual narrative that captures the essence of his era's dynamism. ""Motor Range (Night Shade)"" stands as a testament to Rauschenberg's innovative genius and his ability to infuse ordinary materials with extraordinary meaning.

53 cm

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Title: Robert Rauschenberg’s “”Motor Range (Night Shade)””
Year Painted: 1961

Robert Rauschenberg’s masterpiece “”Motor Range (Night Shade)””, created in 1961, holds a significant place in the realm of contemporary art, fusing innovative techniques and profound symbolism. This artwork serves as a pivotal example of Rauschenberg’s artistic genius and his knack for pushing artistic boundaries.

“”Motor Range (Night Shade)”” encapsulates Rauschenberg’s inclination to blend diverse elements into a cohesive whole, pioneering the mixed media movement. The piece harmoniously combines painting and collage, creating a dynamic visual language that challenges traditional norms and captures the spirit of its time.

Crafted during the transformative 1960s, the artwork mirrors the era’s cultural shifts and societal inquiries. Rauschenberg’s use of found objects and abstract expression reflects the burgeoning fascination with consumerism and the human experience in the face of technological progress. The juxtaposition of images – from automobile parts to enigmatic shadows – embodies the complexity of a world undergoing rapid change.

The year 1961 marked a crucial juncture in Rauschenberg’s career. Already celebrated for his groundbreaking “”Combines,”” this painting showcases his growing mastery in seamlessly melding conventional and unconventional materials. “”Motor Range (Night Shade)”” exemplifies his ability to evoke emotion and contemplation by repurposing the mundane.

What makes “”Motor Range (Night Shade)”” truly exceptional is its timeless relevance. The themes it addresses – the relationship between humanity and machinery, the interplay of light and darkness – remain pertinent, bridging the decades between its creation and today’s contemporary discourse.

As an artistic trailblazer, Rauschenberg’s work echoes through generations, influencing artists and provoking conversations about the ever-evolving nature of creativity. “”Motor Range (Night Shade)”” remains an enduring testament to his capacity to capture the essence of an era while transcending its confines. Its fusion of mediums, depth of symbolism, and relevance ensure its place in the pantheon of art history, inviting viewers to explore its layers and contemplate its profound insights.

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

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