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Andy Warhol is considered by many people as one of the most influential American artists of the second half of the 20th century. His signature style used silkscreen-printing techniques to create identical, mass produced images on canvas, then different colours were added to make each print unique and to create a variety of looks. When Marilyn Monroe died from an overdose of drugs Warhol produced a series of prints of her face, this was a tribute to commemorate her tragic death. He was an artist in the pop art movement, which is an abbreviation for popular art this movement was a reaction against abstract painting. Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in 1928. He left high school in 1954 with a diploma and between 1945 and 1949, he majored in pictorial design at Carnegie institute of technology. He moved to New York and became a commercial artist, he worked as an illustrator for several magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker he also did advertising and window displays for stores such as Bonwit Teller and I. ...read more.

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Some well known British and American Pop artists are Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselman, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana in America and in Britain David Hockney and Peter Blake. Pop art was not taken seriously by the public, but it was accepted as a form of art suited to the mass-media oriented society of Western countries. Name of work: Marilyn The country where the artist lived: When Andy Warhol created this print when he was living in New York Name of artist: Andy Warhol When the work was made: 1962 This artwork is a print of Marilyn Monroe's face, which has been reproduced repeatedly on a canvas. Some of Warhol's paintings have one print of Marilyn's face but others have many more up to about fifty. The artwork was also created in a variety of different colours. This particular print has been depicted in mostly warm colours, with a couple shades of blue, which have a nice contrast against the warmth of the yellow and orange. ...read more.

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Her yellow hair blue eye shadow and red lips stand out the most. The cool colours stand out more because the warm colours have been used in the majority of the painting. This work of art was produced to commemorate the tragic death of Marilyn Monroe who died from a drug overdose in 1962. It portrays her as an icon of the 20th century and signifies her commercial value. The object that carries the message is the face of Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol is successful in showing her as an icon because he illustrates the power of the media. The pop art style of art suits this message because it is more mass media orientated than other forms of art. My favorite part of this work is the photo like image of Marilyn, if shows in black and white looks nearly like a photograph and I like the different contrasts of colours which emphasis certain parts of her head and face to catch your attention. Title: Marilyn Artist: Andy Warhol Media: Silkscreen printing Year: 1962 ...read more.

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