Interview of Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein
Pop art historical period developed in the 1950’s. Subjects in this style come from mass culture and commercial design (Sporre 371). A reflective evaluation of pop art demonstrates the magnitude or importance of art is impartial of the subject matter. The works of two practioners of pop art Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein demonstrates the genre of pop art. Part art is fundamentally a poignant reflection of what is called the contemporary scene. The word pop was created by the English critic Lawrence Alloway. I chose to interview the two artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein because they demonstrated or show the movement and aspects of pop art through advertising and comic books. Their art displayed many ideas of what is known to be abstract expressions that they expand upon. Rather than focusing on the sublime, Warhol incorporated the common and every day of his works, emphasizing the connection between creativity and commodity (Mattick1998). Lichtenstein is an artist who is inventive and versatile (Lichtenstein 1995).
The interview with Andy Warhol from the pop art period.
What inspired you to paint pictures of Campbell’s Soup cans? “During the 1960’s I wanted to make a statement that was going to identify me and my art work. So I wanted to make a name for myself. Pop art was a style that started in England sometime during the 1950’s. Pop art entailed realistic of every day pieces. The work that I was using was not drawing the attention that I was seeking. The idea to paint the Campbell’s Soup cans came from a friend of mine. She advised me to paint something that I liked and that’s what I did. I used to have Campbell Soup for lunch every day for twenty years.”
What are your methods that are used for your paintings?
“My two primary methods for art are the blotted line and silk screening. The blotted line is a technique that is an image that I blot onto another sheet. An example...
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