Robert Rauschenberg (b.1925, USA)


Yellow Body

Solvent transfer on paper with pencil, watercolor, gouache, and wash, 1968.

Rauschenberg uses transfer drawings - combining printed images from newspapers and magazines, placing them face down on paper and rubbing the backs with an empty ballpoint pen or other burnishing device to transfer the image. He applies paint, pencil, or crayon  images. In this work he has used a chemical solvent, such as lighter fluid, to the image, giving a clearer and more complete transfer.