The portfolio of 10 screen prints was one of the first prints Warhol printed and distributed through Factory Additions, New York. He initially began depicting the actress in the Marilyn Diptych,shortly after her death. The Marilyn Diptych is a silkscreen painting which contains fifty images of the actress, all taken from the film Niagara. I wanted something stronger that gave more of an assembly line effect.
Born in in Pittsburgh, where he later studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from tohe originally started as a successful commercial artist in New York, then redirected his career towards fine arts from This step within the world of advertising had a great impact on his later view of art, and his interest in mass-produced pieces already showed through his fashion drawings, which he made to look printed.
This would only be the beginning of what he will later be known for: Captivated by modern life, Warhol based his first works on commercials, then evolved to making sculptures and paintings of commodities. His career, enhanced by his fascination for death, rapidly developed into the widely recognisable colourful silk-screens of icon and mediatised disasters.
His artistic interest finally settled for underground film-making from the mids. From the beginning, his artistic intentions are clear: All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Already then, he represented his appeal of mechanical behaviour in his art by de-humanizing his paintings, letting no personal touch nor brush marks show.
This industrial printing technique of newspaper photographs was the perfect tool for Warhol to carry on his central idea: I was also painting the Marilyns.
I realized that everything I was doing must have been Death. Without his personal explanations, the pieces would seemingly be mere reproductions of newspaper photographs, empty of any message.
Adding to this, he claims in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol By creating silk-screens of images found in the newspaper, his influence on the pieces was minimal, which only adds to his cultivated anti-personal art. He even states that his commercial drawings had more feelings than his works as an artist, as he worked on them more than on his prints.
His repeated fascination for making machine art is the key to understanding the cynical parallel he makes with the machine-like behaviour of his contemporary society. So far, each of his phases and the intentions behind them are best explained by the artist himself.
Warhol lost himself in being his art, making it important to not only judge what he said, but most importantly how he said it.
In interviews, he was blank, a machine, even making others speak for him or asking to simply be given words to repeat. He would fade any trait of personality out in order to just be Andy Warhol, Pop Artist, the human form of his art, one of his flat, superficial silk-screens.
In interviews, his non-engaging attitude and distance make it hard to distinguish the man from the image. This persona became the message of his art, and as he pushed it to the extreme, this alter-ego was what he wanted us to remember of him and of his art.
His added personality became such a part of his art that, altogether, it does not really let us understand his art freely by ourselves, as we need him to guide us in his thoughts. However, at a time where art was being dissected to its finest essence and meaning, Warhol was apparently making art for fun, or for which an elaborated philosophical understanding was not needed.
Claiming to having no real intentions, nor trying to educate people while producing art — paintings or films — Warhol passed his art as pretty useless.
Andy Warhol, Sigmund Freud,Synthetic polymer paint and silk-screen ink on canvas I am not saying he was making art to make money — he was just as successful doing anonymous commercial work — but instead, I feel he gives away his understanding of marketing and of its central place in American culture, which he only perfected by playing around with his art, and pushed to the extreme.
This could mean that his public statements are not enough to understand his art — that his more personal writings are necessary. Admitting inafter having stopped painting, that it was just a phase, Warhol established the fact he was then much more focusing on films than anything else because he found film-making more exciting.
I do believe this is another key element to understanding why he produced art. Warhol was fascinated by fame just as a child would be by anything sparkling.
The base of his art actually more seems like a game than anything else. The decadent personality he crafted over the years, seemingly emanating from the child within him, transformed him into a commodity as a living proof of the commercial and consumerist culture he was evolving in.
He eagerly used what anyone can refer to for his art, using the media and everyday images in order to sell his thoughts. However, such an understanding does not come from his art alone. I would therefore conclude by stating that the extent to which he facilitates our understanding of his art is major.
His personality is a part of his philosophy, from which comes his art.Analysis of Andy Warhol and the Couple with Balloons, Plaza Hotel, New York City - Andy Warhol was born on August 6th, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Warhol was not pnly a photographer, but he was also in performance art, filmmaking, and writing, and was a leader in the Pop Art movement of the s.
The first of his screen prints, Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe series () are motley variations of the iconic actress. Except Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych is .
The below artworks are the most important by Andy Warhol - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. Artwork description & Analysis: By the s, the New York art world was in a rut, the very original and popular canvases of the Abstract Nationality: American.
The first of his screen prints, Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe series () are motley variations of the iconic actress. Except Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych is half colorless, perhaps in .
Analysis of Painting Andy Warhol's painting 32 Soup Cans is a "statement about the decline and increasing irrelevance of connoisseurship” in the 's (Seed). Work of Art: 32 Soup Cans. Analysis: Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe Series (, ) The first of his screen prints, Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe series () are motley variations of the iconic actress.
Except Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych is half colorless, perhaps in response to her tragic end.