Andy Warhol – Prince of Pop Art
Andy Warhol Paintings
Andy Warhol’s works of art are a source of inspiration for many different products in a variety of industries. Andy Warhol was a successful commercial illustrator turned painter and pop art icon. His paintings are visually stunning and so full of life that they seem to “pop” of the canvas. Andy Warhol has also inspired many, many artists with his paintings like the infamous Mr.Brainwash who in my opinion copied (stole) Warhol’s whole swag. Pablo Picasso said, “Good artists copy great artists steal.” if this is true (which may not be the case) then Mr.Brainwash is the greatest artist that ever lived. I would “copy” your style too if your paintings fetched $100 million as the Andy Warhol painting called Eight Elvises did.
I like Andy Warhol and his paintings because I feel like he just had fun and experimented his way to the bank. I’ve learned a lot with just experimenting and in the end all the mistakes you make help you develop your style and help you cultivate your skills.
“Once you ‘got’ pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought pop, you could never see America the same way again.” – Andy Warhol
Warhol’s work reflected his life where in he celebrated materialism and fame, then mock it. This can be seen in the distortion in his art while his topic tends to gravitate towards pop-culture icon, consumer goods and the overall celebration of American culture. What fell on his canvas ranged anywhere from your favorite celebrities to the Last Supper. Regardless of Andy’s topic at the time, his method of using silk screen as his modus operandi remained the same. Andy stepped into the world pop art in 1961 in an exhibition of consumer goods, and as his fame steadily grew until it skyrocketed 1962 casting him into the national spotlight for the first time.
What was the piece? There’s a good chance that you don’t have to take a trip to the nearest museum to see it, try your cupboard. Take a good look at your nearest Cambell’s soup can and process that for a second. This artist’s work has been able to reach millions (and that’s being modest) for decades knowingly or not to the viewer. I can not imagine a better dream for this artist considering who we are talking about.
Andy Warhol Paintings
Many people get angry at Andy Warhol’s success and his lifestyle. I spread love and only look at the good things I can learn from what made him successful as an artist. When you look at the Andy Warhol Paintings below keep that in mind and remember even if you don’t like them, he has just inspired you to want to never make art like this. Regardless, looking at great works of art and practicing the technique will help you develop your painting skills and see the world from a different perspective which is always a great thing.
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1. Mao Tse Tung, 1972
2. Marilyn 1962
3. Michael Jackson
5. Mick Jagger 1975-77
6. Goethe 1982
7. Mickey Mouse 1981
8. Campbell’s Soup
9. Bottles of Coke
10. The Last Supper 1986
12. Self Portrait – 1986
13. Triple Elvis 1963
14. Brillo Boxes 1969
15. Flip Flops
18. Shoes 1980
19. Hot Dog 1957-58
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