10-27-08 Culture Wars (Andy Warhol)

10-27-08 Culture Wars (Andy Warhol) - Pop Art and Andy...

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Pop Art and Andy Warhol Warhol Reptition with Differences. The Grid. Commodificiation and Standardization. Art Should Be Easy. Silk Screening. Recyling Images. Post Modern: Recyling and Possible Critque. Responding to the politeration of images marking modern culture. 1. Abstract Art 1. Autumn Rhythm: November 30, 1950, 1950, Jackson Pollock 1. Dripping painting created between 47-51 2. Sometimes author titled their abstract painting. 1. The word “Autumn” Refers the fall color choice 2. The word Rhythm suggest the musical rhythm or dance of action painting 1
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Pop Art and Andy Warhol 1. Pollock ran around his painting in style called action painting 3. At the end of 1950s, Pollock and Rothko are pushing their art towards radical abstraction, not in terms of politics but in terms of extreme abstraction. 1. They have no recognizable figures, horizons, and there is even questions of orientation, what direction should the painting go 4. “Detail of Autumn Rhythm” 1. Demonstrates how we get a sense of texture, the cracking, thickness or thinness of the paint applied to the canvas. Also, shows various objet Pollock used in his image. 2. Unlike Warhol who use patterns, Pollock painting does not have patterns 2
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Pop Art and Andy Warhol 3. Pollock painting do not repsent any thing in physical world the only thing we know that’s physical is the medium in which the painting was painted. 2. Andy Warhol and Pop Art 1. Ad for I. Miller, Warhol 2. 1. History of Warhol 1. Throughout the 1950s, Warhol worked as one of highest paying commercial artist who created ads for various companies 2. Because the money and fame of commercial art did not satisfy Warhol, He wanted to exhibit his art in galleries and be called an artist with capital A 3
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Pop Art and Andy Warhol 3. Yet, Warhol struggled in entering the fine arts world, in part, because he was associated with commercial art, low art. 2. Rhetorical Techniques of Image 1. In this image, Warhol signs the project, a behavior uncharacteristic of the times. 2. Most Commercial artist do not sign their work because the purpose is to endorse the object, not the artist, but Warhol is thinking of his brand 3. To develop a unique commercial style recognizable As his own not only his time but also in our fine, Warhol first used a handrawn and old fashion Style. 1. Ex. The patterns on the stocking, the nubiness of the heal and even the simplistic shape of the stalking, make the image look as though it old fashion and pre-industrial 2. We often think of patterns as decorative Art 4. Although Pollock drip paintings have similar shapes, he does repeat patterns like the patterns on the stocking in the I. Miller Ad. 3. I. Miller Shoe Ad 1. Again, we have old fashion style depicting the heals. 2. He draws the heal of older shapes but he exaggerates them and making more irregular: He’s playing with the idea of repetition and difference.
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