Monday, August 23, 2010

Andy Warhol [Historical Photographer]

Andy Warhol has always been an influence to be. I got to see a show of his work once in London and it was great seeing it in person. One thing I really liked about the show was the size of his pieces. The large size of the Double Elvis made the work stand out.

I also enjoyed see the Marilyn Monroe pieces. I could tell the thought and time he put into choosing the colors. For instance, all of their eye shadows match the background. This might just be a subtle things but it ties the piece together. 

Warhol was known for his influence on Pop Art. This movement made art out of iconic subjects, such as soup cans and dollar bills. He was able to make art out of the ordinary.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how one could look up to Warhol. He has sent art spiraling in the wrong direction Fine art that is. The quality of his images are poor and his responsibility for the Frankenstein type monster Damien Hirst is just shameful . There are many armature photographers on the internet that know more about beauty then these guys would in a thousand years. In saying that there is a lot to learn from their conceptual musings but it only teaches me of the evils of collectors and money.