Saturday, April 30, 2016

Andy Warhol

In class we were talking about Warhol's paintings and how they might be commenting mass consumerism. I read a book about different celebrities and the different disorders they had and one of the celebrities was Warhol and he was a horder. My interpretation of his art work, purely from reading about his disorder and the type of worthless things he "collected," that his paintings are another way for him to find an outlet from his disorder. Again I am not a doctor 

4 comments:

Belin Manalle said...

I loved seeing all of the art pieces criticizing America. My favorite piece was the one of the tacky tourists. This American stereotype is used in so many movies and it's always really funny even though it is making fun of my own country. I also really like the piece of the grocery shopper. It just seemed to be the epitome of your typical American stereotype.

Cheyenne Dwyer said...

Andy Warhol's pieces really confuse me. At first I thought that he was using art as a method of advertisement and trying to capitalize off of the artistic times. However I don't see how the things he advertised could've benefited him unless those companies directly paid him for his art- However I hope that his true motivation was the criticism of American consumerism- though I agree that the shopper is much more entertaining

Madison Cummings said...

Andy Warhol's recreation of pop art work and comics has always caught my attention. Normally these pictures depict a dramatic blonde of some sort, occasionally with a tear streaming down her face which represents a stereotypical blonde. I obviously find these amusing because while I am blonde, I do not see myself as over dramatic and I have always found the depiction of blondes ironic. I actually currently am working on an art piece in ceramics mimicking this style comic, which is why I found learning about Warhol specifically interesting.

I would also like to mention that I am currently at prom wearing a dress with sheer sleeves that have tiny polka dots on them and it really makes me feel like a pop art comic.

Ashley Bossier said...

My personal favorite was pop art. I like it so much because that's something I can do too! I feel that if those people can get famous off of a can of tomato soup maybe I can too! I realize that it's not this simple but I'd like to think so. The picture of the girl crying was also a favorite of mine because when I was in New York we went to the play jersey boys. This took place in the 50s and 60s (I think) but there was pop art all over the place because that is what was popular at the time. I just thought how interesting the director took that much detail when making the play.