Fiche sur la vie d'Andy Warhol en anglais, ses oeuvres, son époque, très utile pour faire un exposer. Texte en anglais.
We are going to present ANDY WARHOL, one of the most important artists of pop art movement in America, who became extremely popular in the second half of the twentieth century.
[...] He spent most of his time making individual portraits of the rich and affluent of his time like Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson or Brigitte Bardot. Warhol's activities became more and more entrepreneurial. He started the magazine Interview, a fashion magazine still published today and even a night-club. He also met the Velvet Undergrounf, and produced the group's first album. In 1975 Warhol published THE philosophy of Andy Warhol. In this book he describes what art is: "Making money is art, and working is art and good business is the best art." In 1987 on February 22 Andy Warhol died. [...]
[...] Andy Warhol was born in 1928, in Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, as the son of Slovak immigrants. Even as a young boy, Warhol liked to draw, color, and cut and paste pictures, he showed an early talent. His mother who was also artistic, always encourage him (by giving him a chocolate bar every time he finished a page in his coloring book for example). Warhol also loved to go to movies and started a collection of celebrity memorabilia, especially autographed photos. [...]
[...] Death can really make you look like a star." Andy Warhol Andy Warhol was a methodical and obsessive person with a great love of art, wealth and fame. He was considered as « The Pope of the Pop ». He amassed a great fortune during his life time and achieved fame like no painter before him had achieved. To pay him tribute, The Andy Warhol Museum opened in Pittsburgh in 1994. Silk-screening : This technique uses a specially prepared section of silk as a stencil, allowing one silk-screen to create similar patterns multiple times. [...]
[...] Some of Warhol's most famous ads were for shoes for I. Miller, but he also drew Christmas cards for Tiffany & Company, created book and album covers. Although Warhol was so successful, his profile as an illustrator seemed to undermine his efforts to be taken seriously as an artist. During this time Warhol also began exhibiting his work in fine art galleries or at the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. In the sixties Warhol started painting daily objects of mass production like Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles. [...]
[...] Warhol frequently used silk-screening. The pop artist not only represented mass products but he also wanted to mass produce his own works of pop art. Consequently he founded The Factory in 1962. It was an art studio where he employed, "art workers" to mass produce mainly prints and posters but also other items like shoes designed by the artist. Apart from being an Art Producing Machine, the Factory served as a filmmaking studio. Warhol made over 300 experimental films, most rather bizarre and some rather pornographic. [...]
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