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Paper: Cosmic Thing: Astrology, Space Science, and Personal Cartography in Robert Rauschenberg's Autobiography
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 221
Authors: Carey, C. L.
Abstract: The following paper undertakes an iconographic analysis of Robert Rauschenberg's large scale print, Autobiography (1967). The artist's interest in astronomy and astrology, visual metaphors aligning the body with the cosmos, and the cartographic representation of self are discussed. Autobiography is placed in cultural and historical context with other works by the artist, elaborated as a personal narrative–an alternative to traditional self portraiture.
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