Retroactive ii Robert Rauschenberg Framed Wall Art Print Australia. Robert Rauschenberg’s enthusiasm for popular culture and his rejection of the angst and seriousness of the popular abstract art at the time led him to search for a new way of painting. He used unconventional art materials ranging from dirt and house paint to umbrellas and car tyres.
This wall art print shows one of Rauschenberg’s most famous silkscreen artworks. Retroactive II is full of visual urgency: images of John F. Kennedy (who was assassinated just after Rauschenberg created the artwork), a parachuting NASA astronaut, and industrial themes such as machine parts all create a sense of immediacy and American power. It is one of around 80 screenprints, Rauschenberg made between 1962 and 1964.