Dating the Dante Drawings: Rauschenberg and Method

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Following on from the author's book-length study of Robert Rauschenberg's celebrated series of drawings after Dante's Inferno, this article has three distinct aims: first, and referring to several newly discovered sources, to develop a more precise account of the chronology of Rauschenberg’s project, arguing for the need to revise its current dating. Secondly, to demonstrate how such discoveries might enrich interpretations of specific drawings; and, lastly, to consider the consequences of the foregoing in relation to Rauschenberg’s working method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-975
Number of pages12
JournalBurlington Magazine
Issue number1377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Rauschenberg
  • Dante
  • Drawing
  • Frank O'Hara
  • Inferno
  • Krcma

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