Start in the atrium, facing the 1916 building.
In these teacher materials, students will learn and understand that, today, artists from all over the world use diverse ways of expressing creative thought.
By examining American art and artifacts from the museum’s collection, these teacher materials promote discussion of America’s national character and heritage.
In this lesson, students will explore color and pattern, using only isosceles right triangles to create a paper quilt square design. This lesson hones students’ skills in measurement. Students mu
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Screenprint ink and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Framed: 210.2 x 573.2 x 6.4 cm (82 3/4 x 225 11/16 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 205.7 x 567.7 cm (81 x 223 1/2 in.). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, and Anonymous Gift 1997.246
Warhol revolutionized artistic production during the 20th century through what he termed business art: “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.” Throughout his career he produced countless projects including paintings, films, books, and a magazine, Interview. The image of Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn x 100, the largest of Warhol’s Marilyn paintings, is appropriated from a publicity still for the 1953 film Niagara. Here, the instantly recognizable face of the iconic starlet has been reproduced through silk-screening, a commercial printing technique, both on top of bold underpainting and in quivering black and white, evocative of newspaper ink. By borrowing recognizable imagery from the consumer marketplace for his fine art, Warhol incisively questioned the meaning of culture, whether high or low.
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