Monday, November 25, 2019
Art imitates life warhol marilyn and a whiter shade of pale essays
Art imitates life warhol marilyn and a whiter shade of pale essays Art imitates life. Whenever life changes art adapts to the changes and is reflective of its origin in time. We learned this when we discussed Freud, Einstein and Nicci coming onto the scene. As they introduced new theories and new ideas we were introduced to new art forms like Dadaism and Surrealism. In 1967 America was going through some changes. Baby Boomers are turning into hippies and everyone is heading out to San Francisco because its the place to be. College enrollments have doubled since 1960 So its clear this genration wants higher learning. Films like The Graduate express this generations' uneasiness with the idea of growing up and accepting responsibility. Television devotes more broadcast time to the Vietnam war and this generation is divided between those who support the war and those who oppose it. Its like a social revolution in America. 1967 was also a great year for Andy Warhol. He had produced the work that this essay is based on. It was a work called Marilyn Monroe. It was a screenprint on paper thirty-six inches long by thirty-six inches wide. It is very disturbing looking because it doesnt really have any likeness to Marilyn Monroe. Its her face and her features traced but none of the colors are like they should be. The lips, eyebrows, eyelashes and hair are red. Her skin is green and her hair is a weird yellow. He was born Andrew Warhola in 1928. The day he was born hasn't been proved, but it was on this date, the sixth of august, he would celebrate his birthday. However, there is no doubt that he died at 6:31 A.M. on Sunday, February 22nd, 1987, at the New York Hospital after a gallbladder operation. Warhol was a founder and major figure of the pop art movement. A graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, he moved to New York City and gained success as a commercial artist. He got his first break in August 1949, when Glamour Magazine wanted him to illu...
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