Essay On Andy Warhol

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Tatiane Fazzio
HUM 205
Final Paper
Spring’17
Dr. Sabas

PRACTICING THE CRITICAL METHOD
About the artwork: The Riot Race - Warhol, Andy - Silkscreen ink on paper
30 x 40in. (76.2 x 101.6cm.)
Executed circa 1963
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Who - Andy Warhol, known by the Campbell soup cans, coke cans, and celebrity portraits, was born as Andy Warhola in 1928 in the United States. Andy was an artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement - known as pop art. 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
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Also, when putting the artworks together with the different colors on the sequence Warhol did, we can have an interpretation like, “Look, something is happening here, can you feel it? DO SOMETHING!”. Zooming the picture, Warhol gives us the details and the feeling of being part of it and makes us focus more into the action in the picture than its surroundings. As the action part is the center of the print and bigger than anything else, it makes us stand and stare for quite a while to it and try to figure out why people are acting like they are. The three colors on this artwork stand for the three colors on the United States flag, stating an
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