Since my Dali post is getting so many hits, I figured I should go ahead and write about another artist that I really dig, and try and pull alot of inspiration from when I try and create something worthwhile. Andy Warhol being a local native of Pittsburgh immediatly grabbed my attention as a child because I felt that I instantly knew him(a sense of proudness I guess being born and raised around Pittsburgh…I was young…what can you expect…). But, I grew up looking at his pictures thinking they were nice, full of color and crazy ideas, I just thought he was breaking the mold as to what other artists have done. Now that I realize most of his drawings/painitngs/conceptions were all most likely drug induced, I still think they are amazing.
The 60’s were quite the time I would assume, and would like to for a day go back and just experience them. Hell, I would love the fact that gas was practically free and everything was atleast a little simpler then. But Warhol’s art is good enough to take me back and provide me an experience in American Pop Culture.
I guess I get more wrapped up in what the feeling was behind the art rather than the art itself, I should have taken a psychology course or something, just to dig deeper into the minds, and explore the thought processes of how things come about in life and the values and lessons they teach the artist.
The process is certainly fun, I enjoy reading and writing about these artist’s and how life has been handeled and constructed around them. It certainly brings in a few more dimensions of our world.
“Art is what you can get away with” – Andy Warhol