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The Critical Process: Chapter 1, Andy Warhol, Race Riot, Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, four panels each Out of the four traditional roles of an artist, to record the world is the one that jumps out in Andy Warhol’s Race Riot. I feel this was the most important for Warhol when creating this work of art. He wants us to see what is happening in the world. He captures this racial moment at the highest tension of racial matters and expresses it to the world in colors. I don’t believe any of the other traditional roles had any implementations on this work of art. In my opinion that is the only traditional role that is being used in this photograph. Andy Warhol simply wants us to see what is happening to African Americans in 1963. I think that Mr. Warhol feels great disgust towards the race riots. I feel that he uses the white and blue color scheme on top of the photograph to introduce the photograph. I see it as referring
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Unformatted text preview: to when the racial riots first started it people felt that it wasnt that serious. Then when you enter the two red portions on the bottom the photograph turns into a heated, well known problem in America. I think Mr. Warhol did it to add more effect to the art. The red makes you hate the situation. You feel disgust and hatred toward the situation at hand. I think at the time that this photograph was printed people who were involved probably remembered that day and felt upset towards the photograph and what they had just been through. People who were not involved, probably Americans living in the north were sad and felt compassion for the African-Americans who were attacked. I feel that Andy Warhols Race Riot is a timeless classic that invokes thought and reminds us of the darkest times in American history....
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