Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, and worked as a successful magazine and ad illustrator.

Mao

 

Warhol’s works span over a range of paintings, silk-screening, photography, film and sculpture.

Marilyn Diptych

 

His works often research the correlation between artistic expression, advertising and celebrity culture that was seen flourishing in the 1960s.

Birth of Venus

 

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.

John Lennon

 

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

Flowers

 

He is known for his drawing and repetition, using a single object multiple times in a painting.

Queen Elizabeth II

 

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.

Martha Graham, Letter to the World

 

He made art fun.

Banana

As Warhol once said, “The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will.”

Coke Bottles

 

More of Andy Warhol‘s amazing work can be found at https://www.warhol.org/.