Lowbrow Art Analysis

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Lowbrow Art is one of the most distinctive and vibrant art movements in the world, but there has yet to be a thorough examination of this style.The primary publication of Lowbrow Art, Juxtapoz, is in the nineteenth year of publication. It is one of the most widely distributed art periodicals in the world and often outsells staple publications such as Artforum, Art Bulletin, and Art in America Following the success of Juxtapoz . The commercial success of Lowbrow Art extends beyond magazines. Paintings by Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, and other prominent Lowbrow Artists now trade at “blue chip” prices. The Lowbrow Art style is a thriving market with dedicated galleries sprinkled across the globe, and La Luz De Jesus, Copro Gallery, and other mainstays…show more content…
Reflecting on his painting, Shag comments that, “Robert Williams spends a good deal of energy trying to ensure that his and other classic Lowbrow artists’ legacies will be included in the pantheon of Artists. I’d probably spend more time thinking about it, but I’ve got that last painting to finish before my next show.”84 Shag’s comments confirm that his painting is a satire on Williams’s efforts for wider acceptance in the field of art. Nevertheless, the painting is a powerful example of Williams’s authority in the Lowbrow Art movement. Gombrich’s theory explains that no artist is a blank slate; therefore, an artist’s style is an amalgamation of influences. There is no better illustration of the roots of Lowbrow Art than Robert Williams’s Graphic Influences (Fig. 25). In this image, Williams lists a number of artistic inspirations for his style of Lowbrow Art. In Williams's paintings, one observes a tension between two conflicting extremes of high art and low art. He practiced the meticulous techniques of old master painters, but, at the same time, he betrayed these abiding techniques by using them to render strippers, geeks, monsters, and other salacious characters who have never defaced the canvas of an academic artist. The dichotomous aesthetic in Williams’s art is a parallel to his polarizing…show more content…
Lowbrow Art is figurative art executed in traditional media that exploits the aesthetic conventions of popular visual culture in order to engage the viewer with a narrative or implied narrative. Lowbrow Art fits enduring models of art history. Therefore, Lowbrow Art does not support the post-modernist claim of the end of art history. By exploring the history of Lowbrow Art. Lowbrow Art that Robert Williams is the founder of the movement. The earliest Lowbrow artists viewed Williams as a creative mentor. The Pizz once described Williams as a disciplined father explaining that, “Williams has always been there, holding that door open, telling the rest of us to get the fuck
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