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Learn about the techniques and history of artist duo Robert Rauschenberg & Jasper Johns – then make your own artworks inspired by their styles.
There will be unique materials, surfaces, found objects and paints to work with, music filling the room and inspiration projected on the walls. All that’s left is to create a masterpiece. Led by Guggenheim Conservator & NYU Teacher, Corey D’Augustine.
This event is hosted in collaboration with Showfields in conjunction with Pride month as part of a wider program to celebrate the artistic and cultural contributions of the LGBT community.
Who Was Robert Rauschenberg ?
Working in a wide range of subjects, styles, materials, and techniques, Rauschenbergs work reflected his belief that “painting relates to both art and life”. Rauschenberg challenged the status quo with his sculptures and “Combines”, which included stuffed animals, quilts, pillows, rubber tires and images from a wide variety of sources, such as newspapers, television, billboards and old masters. The celebrated Combines, begun in the mid-1950s, brought real-world images and objects into the realm of abstract painting and countered sanctioned divisions between painting and sculpture.
Who Was Jasper Johns?
One of the constant themes of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is the boundary between everyday objects and objects whose representation he explored in different ways, including the map and flag of the United States, targets, and stenciled numbers and words.
7pm: Lesson on Robert Rauschenberg, led by Guggenheim conservator & NYU Teacher, Corey D’Augustine
Clothing: coveralls will be provided by ArtsClub to protect your clothing and shoes.
Materials: All art materials will be provided and you can take home your own masterpiece at the end of the party.
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