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Re: [teacherartexchange] Rauschenberg is dead. Long live Rauschenberg!


Date: Tue May 13 2008 - 09:13:29 PDT

In a message dated 5/13/08 10:58:16 AM, mamallama writes:

This makes me so sad!  I hope his foundation continues to train art
educators in working with students with learning disabilities!  That
is such a cool program!

I agree, Rebecca! What a cool fellow he was; gorgeous work and such an
inspiration to art teachers. One favorite quote from the article above:

<<The process — an improvisatory, counterintuitive way of doing things
— was always what mattered most to him. “Screwing things up is a
virtue,” he said when he was 74. “Being correct is never the point. I
have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she
re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I
wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting
This attitude also inclined him, as the painter Jack Tworkov once said,
“to see beyond what others have decided should be the limits of art.”>>

Inspiring words for art education!

kathy douglas
K-3 Massacusetts, retired

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