At this time major art galleries around the world were beginning to notice his work. In 1962 his paintings of dollar bills and Campbell soup cans were included in an important exhibition of pop art, The New Realists, which was held at Sidney Janis Gallery in New York. After three years of painting Andy dived into a new medium of work and began making his first film with his assistant Gerald Malanga. He also produced am album for the band, “The Velvet Underground and Nico.” He was working with multimedia and a show soon developed, which featured “The Velvet Underground and Nico” center stage with Andy’s films projected while colored lights of images fell over the band. Because of the publicity from the show more of Andy’s films began to be seen and shown in commercial theatres.
I intend to discuss how Warhol’s fascination with Hollywood had such a large influence on his work and his appearance. Warhol wanted his persona to become as plastic and manufactured as his mass produced works. He confined his daily wardrobe to black and white, so even when his photograph was printed he would be as easily recognisable as the black and white figure seen in public. A lot of the time Warhol had claimed that he wanted to be perceived as a machine, “I think everybody should be a machine...The reason I’m painting this way is that I want to be a machine.” (Swenson, 1963) Warhol would play up to this idea in some interviews where he would act rather placid, asking the interviewer to answer the questions for him, giving one word answers, speaking through someone else, or just simply sitting quietly not answering at all. “Why don’t you just tell me the words, they’ll just come out of my mouth” (Interview with Andy Warhol, 1966 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0KxWkXoCzo) Was Warhol truly as shy and introverted as he was perceived to be or did he construct the perfect image of Pop Art?
He transferred this interest to his artwork, claiming not to see the difference between a museum and a department store. Blurring the distinction between art and life, he believed art could be fashion, decoration, and politics. Like his contemporaries Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, he borrowed images from popular culture for his artwork. He was also influenced by Marcel Duchamp, who took ordinary objects and displayed them as "readymade" works of art. His works also radically challenged high modernist ideas associated with the concept of originality and the role of the artist as an individual.
In Andy Warhol, Prince of Pop, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan paint a picture of this inspiring, 20th century artist and the lifestyle he created as a pop culture icon. Born in Pittsburgh in 1928 to Carpatho-Ruthenian immigrant parents, Andy Warhola was the “coddled” baby brother of the family, and he was very close to his mother, especially after his father died. He was extremely bright and skipped grades even when he missed school to battle sickness. Discovering his creative talent, he attended art schools, where he struggled with traditional instructors and fellow artists who considered his works controversial. A few key people recognized his talent and encouraged him to move forward.
He has become successful by stepping on his competition, and selling his products at a high price. And then he writes an article that basically says, “I wish big companies would sell at a loss to help poor people.” But his ideas about how this change will be made are nonexistent, and not even supported by his own company. He doesn’t even mention Walmart, which has acted in perfect fit to creative capitalism, probably because his readers would balk at his support of it. This makes it very clear this article was mainly written to enhance Bill Gates’ image as a philanthropist, so that more people will buy from his company. I firmly believe this article (and the idea behind it) is clever PR, not an actual economic idea.
Klimt shaped his time as well as the time now by being different and not trying to please everyone with his paintings but by just doing what he enjoyed the most. Klimt reflected more of the future than he did his own era. Klimt was a dare to be different guy and I feel like thats how most successful artist are now. With that being said, I feel like Klimt paved the way for many artists today.
It also brought upon about the way we saw paintings, and what we gained from the artwork as whole. In all this painting has become an icon in the art scene, due to the technique it used, and how much of an impact it has had in today culture. Georges Seurat was a French born artist born on December 2nd 1859 in Paris, Frrance. He study at École des Beaux-Art, which was one of the most prestige art schools in the world, which is also known for training many of the renounced artist we know. George Seurat left the École des Beaux-Art and began to work on his own; he began to visit impressionist exhibitions, where he gained inspiration from the impressionist painters, such as Claude Monet.
One of "the most important figure's in modern art" (Selfridge, 15) is a man by the name of Pablo Picasso. He has taken the world into many places and has enabled us to see many abstract creations through his artwork alone. (Selfridge, 20) Born on October 25, 1881, Picasso was a miracle right from the start. There were complications with birth and everyone was sure that he wasn't going to make it, but then Picasso's uncle, Salvador Ruiz, was able to make this tragedy a miracle. He "exhaled a puff of cigar smoke into the baby's nostrils and suddenly…, he joined the world of the living"(Selfridge, 23).
Andy Warhol produced works that defied the popular notion of what art should be. Warhol's works were meant to be taken at face value, for nothing more than what they portrayed on the surface. While he stressed this superficial attitude about his art, his works were often the cause of debate and influenced public opinion like no other cultural figure in North America ( Shanes 5 ). Through his series with common images, celebrities and death, Warhol teaches us that surface images have a lot to say about pop culture. By exploring and learning more about the artist who opened so many doors in the art world, one can see why looking at the surface of his works often meant seeing and understanding so much more about the society in which we live.
The simplictic style is what I believe draws viewers to the work. Although it may appear to be very easy to create such images I found that without silk-screens or alternate print methods it is very hard to create such realistic work that is also visually pleasing. Warhol will continue to be seen as not only one of the greatest pop artists ever but also as an individual who has sculpted America into a very visual society. Works Cited List 1.) Koestenbaum, Wayne.