Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The works of American artist Robert Rauschenberg give the lie to the maxim that politics do not make good art. Rauschenberg has established himself as one of the great artists of modern times, expressing social, cultural, and political themes in his art. This episode of the PBS award-winning American Masters Collection examines the life and works of this inventive genius. Archival film clips, photographs, interviews with friends, family, fellow artists, and art scholars tell the story of this American master. Many examples of Rauschenberg's works are used to establish a time line of both his own life and the larger society on which he drew for inspiration.
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