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November 24, 2008

andy warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol pioneered some of the modern art ideas of today. He would take a common day object and imagine it as a work of art, such as a cola can or a condensed can of soup. He would use commercialized colors like the bright Red of a coke and such, and put it on a flat image of a woman face, leaving out details making the image simple. Some times he would do this and use the concept of multiples to push the colors and image to be burned in out minds. He was one of the first to use pop culture icons as art.
I admit his work for how inventive and edgy it was at the time is good. I find the commercialized colors to be dazzling and draw attention the way they were designed to in product. Warhol using that to attract audiences to is art and ideas was genius I personally prefer soft glowing edges and more detail then he provides but on a whole he is an artist to respect.

quinsong, Xiaogang, final idea

wang qinsong is a contemporary artist that uses photoshop and photography as a way to make statements about contemporary life. Usually they are sarcastic statements that can appear amusing but they are loaded with meaning. Fast food appearing in war scenes for one is a very loaded image and amusing at the same time. He will also take classical scenes from art and redo them as contemporary moments to create a revival in there meanings.

Zhang Xiaogang takes the ideas of simple portraits and simplifies them into almost being images of cartoons. They appear to be mostly monochromatic or blake and white then have a splash of color in them usually a florescent color across the face of an individual. The blank stares from the portraits are eerie as if there is no soul starring back at you. Also the young boy sitting there with no pants and an underdeveloped member, staring at you makes you uncomfortable, initiating a response from the viewer.

For my final project i was considering using flash to make an interactive art portfolio. But since you asked for there to be more meaning and depth to it I'm considering doing a morph of images of people, different styles and situations and have them morph into each other to demon-straight how there are all the same in a since of being human.

quinsong, Xiaogang, final idea

wang qinsong is a contemporary artist that uses photoshop and photography as a way to make statements about contemporary life. Usually they are sarcastic statements that can appear amusing but they are loaded with meaning. Fast food appearing in war scenes for one is a very loaded image and amusing at the same time. He will also take classical scenes from art and redo them as contemporary moments to create a revival in there meanings.

Zhang Xiaogang takes the ideas of simple portraits and simplifies them into almost being images of cartoons. They appear to be mostly monochromatic or blake and white then have a splash of color in them usually a florescent color across the face of an individual. The blank stares from the portraits are eerie as if there is no soul starring back at you. Also the young boy sitting there with no pants and an underdeveloped member, staring at you makes you uncomfortable, initiating a response from the viewer.

For my final project i was considering using flash to make an interactive art portfolio. But since you asked for there to be more meaning and depth to it I'm considering doing a morph of images of people, different styles and situations and have them morph into each other to demon-straight how there are all the same in a since of being human.

chinese artists

Lindsey Thompson


wang qinsong is a contemporary artist that uses photoshop and photography as a way to make statements about contemporary life. Usually they are sarcastic statements that can appear amusing but they are loaded with meaning. Fast food appearing in war scenes for one is a very loaded image and amusing at the same time. He will also take classical scenes from art and redo them as contemporary moments to create a revival in there meanings.

Zhang Xiaogang takes the ideas of simple portraits and simplifies them into almost being images of cartoons. They appear to be mostly monochromatic or blake and white then have a splash of color in them usually a florescent color across the face of an individual. The blank stares from the portraits are eerie as if there is no soul starring back at you. Also the young boy sitting there with no pants and an underdeveloped member, staring at you makes you uncomfortable, initiating a response from the viewer.

For my final project i was considering using flash to make an interactive art portfolio. But since you asked for there to be more meaning and depth to it I'm considering doing a morph of images of people, different styles and situations and have them morph into each other to demon-straight how there are all the same in a since of being human.