combine painting

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A term coined by Robert Rauschenberg for a type of work he invented in the early 1950s—a very radical form of collage—in which a painted surface is ‘combined’ with various real objects, or sometimes photographic images, attached to it. The most famous example is Monogram (1955–9, Moderna Museet, Stockholm), featuring a stuffed goat with a tyre around its middle, splashed with paint in a manner recalling Action Painting.

Subjects: Art.

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