Cage and Rauschenberg

Cage is a poet, writer and friend of Robert Rauschenberg.   His ideas seem poetical and somewhat random, almost akin to reading through a mist, in his expression of   ideas of what Robert Rauschenberg’s work is about, his   thoughts also seem to be affected by this relationship, and emotional connection to Robert Rauschenberg praising him and his artistic talents, Cage writes of Rauschenberg   “beauty is now underfoot when ever we take the trouble to look “ he says is when   Rauschenberg looks an idea? Is this a statement that the artists can portray the multiplicity of a thought within a work Cage expressed the idea that people would begin to appreciate, through Rauschenberg’s endeavours, not just that anything, including junk, and newsprint could be the bais of art, but that it could be an art aspiring to be beautiful that there was the potential for poetic and artistic expression in consumer goods and popular culture and it was in this, that Rauschenberg celebrated in his work.

He seems to be implying that Rauschenberg uses the combining of the newsprint and the paint to create the subject and from their combination, and not from their individual characteristics and that it is the artist’s selection of material that is crucial to the construction and seeing of this newly created image.
He praises Rauschenberg as an oculist helping the viewers to see the beauty in his work, and that it is created from within its construction and is not necessarily or preferably created from any set idea or ideas that Rauschenberg perceived prior to commencement of the work.   He describes the work as a setting for the items of its construction to inhabit maybe like a plan or objects on a table top seen from above, and says that their inclusion is in some way representational or similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy with birth, death, travel, or just through the randomness of house cleaning or cluttering. He says that Rauschenberg uses symmetry to...