Andy Warhol was a artist who worked with many different forms of art such as painting, film making, photography, drawing, and more. He thrived in the 1960’s pop art scene, but began his claim to fame in the 1950’s when he was an illustrator for ads and magazines. Andy Warhol truly changed the way art is today. Andy Warhol saw beauty and art in the simplest of things, such as in a Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup cans, now because of Warhol’s artistic vision the world will forever be changed for the better. Warhol died in 1987 and he is just growing in popularity since his death.
Along with him on this movement was also with Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton in Britain, Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns among others in the United States. At the time Warhol started doing pop art, it was totally new and different from all the kind of arts people have seem already, and so the majority of the people could not quite get what he was trying to express through his colors, repetitions, and contrasts. Andy Warhol used to play with sarcasm and irony on his artworks, making even trickier and funnier for people to figure out. In pop art, material is sometimes
Where we see the Marilyn Monroe symbol everywhere on the wall of an art house in films and we see a lot of Paik's television artworks on MTV. Their quirky vision of art is what draws the viewers to the art itself. Where they both use mediocre things like society's everyday television and America's staple groceries items to look at it in a different way and create something so complex as defining what is considered art nowadays? Viewers see that Andy Warhol has an impact on the art society when we see Nam June Paik's "Andy Warhol Robot," (1994). A sculpture of a robot that is made out of television sets with short videos made by Paik and the other parts of the TV was filmed projector of canned soup and Brillo box sculpture made by Andy Warhol.
This artwork was a piece made by the American artist Andy Warhol. It was a part of a collection called Campbell’s soup cans and was made in 1962.the artwork consists of 32 paintings put together. This artwork became so popular mainly because pop art was becoming popular and Andy Warhol took control of it. He chose Campbell’s soup because he needed a new subject after he abandoned comic strips. He also chose it because it was simple and easy.
Cause pop art is actually referencing the things people at that time were mostly focusing in and it some sort related to them. As what Andy Warhol put it:” Everything is Art.” Roy Lichtenstein’s critics said he was a plagiarist, not an artist. For example ,one of his artwork “Whaam!”. The original artist was the American comic-book illustrator Irv Novick. Lichtenstein transformed Novicik drawings, he simplify and unify the images.
Andy Warhol is one of the most leverage and influential figures of Pop Art and culture, in which proofs that more than twenty years after his death, he is still considered to be one of the minority of being fictitious and greatest of Pop Art Artists. Warhol’s journey and his work inspired and still inspire many creative artists and thinkers around the world. This is due his enduring imagery, along with his art cultivated celebrity, and the constant research of different scholars. His impact as an artist is way deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that states, “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” – Andy Warhol’s tremendous curiosity resulted in an enormous body work that he spent and spanned on every available medium and techniques, along with the most important contribution to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture. (Varnedoe, et al , 2001, p.10) Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928, at Pennsylvania/ Pittsburgh, and died on February 22, 1987, in New York.
After World War II, the United States began to see a positive change in economic and political growth. The middle class Americans were moving to the suburbs, Elvis Presley was emerging as the king of rock and roll, and Marilyn Monroe was a reigning film star. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a “cultural revolution” was arising and were being led by activists, thinkers, and artists who sought to rethink and overturn the stifling social order that was being ruled by conformity. With the Vietnam War creating mass protests, the Civil Rights Movement fighting for the equality of African Americans, and the women’s liberation movement gaining momentum, a new form of art called Pop Art was coming to light and making its way to society. The birth of Pop art started in England between the years of 1950 and 1960, but really came out of its shell in New York.
But people often think of Warhol as being superficial, flippant, all about celebrity,” Delany says. “Just look at the iconography of Warhol’s work: the electric chair; race riots; guns; his death and disaster series; the most wanted man; the notions of glamorised American culture. This is an artist who is using really important historical moments. In my opinion, he is arguably one of the greatest history
Greenberg clashed with both of the others with the belief that there is no need for social value in an artwork. The artwork that Marshal chose is Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can. Although this is considered an abstract expressionist piece, Greenberg categorizes it as kitsch, poor in taste, due to the fact popular culture intrudes the painting. McLuhan chooses this iconic artwork because Warhol’s soup can is known for influencing a distinctive change of behavior in the art world. It makes a large comment on the view of modern culture.
The painting is in a comic style of art (Pop Art) and depicts two fighter jets (one owned by the United States the other owned by the Soviet Union) in the air with one shooting a missile towards the other jet with a humongous “WHAAM!” giving the painting a cartoon feel by emphasizing the onomatopoeic lettering in a yellow box, showing that the plane has blown up. This painting includes warm colors such as a vibrant red and yellow as well as neutral colors like gray, white, and black. Lichtenstein’s colors and the use of natural colors are very predominant in his work of art. He uses a sense of contrast between dull and vibrant colors to emphasize the importance of what’s going on and where the focal point is. He shows his focal areas with warm colors such as the vibrant yellows and reds.