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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

Andy Warhole- Monroe Painting

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Salvador Dali has to be my most favorite artist ever.  I can’t help but look at some of his work and truly be amazed at the way he describes images with his mind.  A lot of people I talk to regular haven’t even heard of this guy or who he is, its hard to believe that.  His surrealist artwork has been displayed in a lot of modern shows, such as The Simpsons(“melting homer images”).   I guess when I look at the pieces of art, I think of them as dreams based on reality and how the wandering mind should approach the common hypocrisy of today.  He may have been eccentric beyond all belief, but to me it’s as if him being eccentric then during his period would even consider him being half crazy now.  With all the un-needed violence(not talking about Iraq war.  I support it and our troops 100%) towards others, how our society has been so fixated on the social downfall of Britney and other teen boppers who should honestly have to take a test to procreate.

It’s almost apparent to myself that his artwork now means more to me than it did before.  People just do some pretty messed up shit, thats how it is.  It’s safe to say though that we live this life to live for another.  Most of us work to make memories, there are the select few that work to be remembered.  Thats a pretty radical quote I heard way back in high school.

Basically, for the too long didn’t read version.  I did a little bit of everything in this post, I talked about art, talked about celebrities being a waste of life, and just some pretty nonsensical rambling.  Oh well, below is my most favorite piece of work from Dali.  It describes the agony of Word War 2 quite well I believe.

Dali Work

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