Famous Works of Art by Andy Warhol by primusboy


									Famous Works of Art by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol began his career as a commercial artist in New York City. His
famous illustrations for I. Miller shoes consisted on blotted ink
drawings, which he used in much of his early works. This one was later
featured in a booklet, titled "Shoes, Shoes, Shoes." Other works were
published in booklets, such as "Yum, Yum, Yum" was about food; and "Ho,
Ho, Ho" was about Christmas.
Many artists worked as commercial artists at that time, but Warhol's
popularity lowered his status to be taken seriously as a real artist.
In the 1960s, be began drawing popular culture images towards his art
than trying to incorporate what he learned through commercial art. The
Campbell's Soup Can portrait is one of Andy Warhol's most famous pieces.
He drew this painting in 1962, which consists of 32 cans of Campbell's
Tomato Soup measuring 20 inches in height, and 16 inches in width. The
drawing was produced in a semi-mechanized silkscreen, without using a
painting style.
Many of his works centered on popular culture items. He drew a Coca Cola
bottle, dollar bills, and portraits of famous people like Marilyn Monroe,
Elizabeth Taylor and Troy Donahue. He drew replications of newspaper
clippings of headline stories throughout the 1960s. Each piece he created
represented his social commentary on popular culture and his dislike
towards how popular culture is forced upon society.
His drawings used bright colors to capture darker themed subjects like
suicide and disaster. The way he drew his famous piece 'Death and
Disaster' transformed personal tragedies into a public spectacle, and the
portrayal of the media as the tragedy. The bright colors used within the
piece became a style that Warhol used within all of his pieces. This
style was also used when he created his famous images of people like
Marilyn Monroe, where the bright colors used became Warhol's style and
something that the public knew was his work.
He later ventured into film making, where each of his films captured
various images like his paintings. 'Sleep' is a six hours documentation
of a poet sleeping, and capturing on film what happens throughout that
time. That film became one of Warhol's famous pieces to begin his five
year string of films. Other ones like 'Empire' is a documentation of
eight hours at the Empire State Building at dusk. His most famous movie
was 'Chelsea Girls,' which told two stories side by side at the same
Mark Traston is an associate with Portrait Painting. The company
specializes in turning a photo to painting. Each portrait artist
specializes in a specific area including wedding paintings, pet
portraits, and executive portraits

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