Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, and worked as a successful magazine and ad illustrator.
Warhol’s works span over a range of paintings, silk-screening, photography, film and sculpture.
His works often research the correlation between artistic expression, advertising and celebrity culture that was seen flourishing in the 1960s.
Most times, the subject of his work changes from symbolic American objects to fiction, to celebrities to traditional concepts. His paintings triggered a turn around in the way art was perceived.
Instead of portraits, landscapes, battle scenes or other subjects that experts thought of as “art,” Warhol took images from advertising, comic books and other bits of popular culture and created the “pop” in Pop art
He is known for his drawing and repetition, using a single object multiple times in a painting.
Andy Warhol made art available to the masses so that people could learn to see the beauty of everyday things and understand that everything around them is beautiful in its essence.
He made art fun.
As Warhol once said, “The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will.”
More of Andy Warhol‘s amazing work can be found at https://www.warhol.org/.
5 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Andy Warhol”
Oh indeed — Warhol did not say it — just one of many explanations of his methods. I do know he had a rough childhood, and was very insecure. He also had many phobias. He was, as one person said, a tortured soul.
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Hm, This sounds like curator-talk. I am skeptical that Warhol said this.
I have read some quite complicated explanations about his repetitiveness — so complicated I cant even paraphrase. So I shall copy and paste: Wargol’s repetitions are meant to deflate the notion of fine art as well as elevate the mundane aesthetic experiences of our everyday lives. Sounds a little OC to me!
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Do you suppose that Warhol’s use of repetition was fueled by an obsessive-compulsive personality?
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I remember studying Pop Art in school. Quite the popular statement.