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Vincent Van Gogh vs. Andy Warhol

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Allie Robbins

on 2 November 2014

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Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh was born on March 30th, 1853, in the Netherlands.
He was a Post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and color, highly influenced 20th Century art.
He personally struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his lifetime.
Died at the age of 37, from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Andy Warhol
Warhol, born in Pittsburgh in 1928, was an American Artist and filmmaker.
He is the figure head of the Pop Art movement of the 1960's
Warhol brought focus to the commercial culture of the United States, creating and then pushing the artist envelop of his time.
He became a worldwide celebrity, befriending and doing business with people in the highest social ranks.
How were Warhol & Van Gogh Similar and Different?
Both were leaders of their individual styles
Andy Warhol - Pop Art
Vincent Van Gogh - Post Impressionism
Both Artist Created Numerous Self Portraits
Both used lines, dots, & cross hatching in their individual works
They both produced 1000s of works of art in their lifetime
Vincent Van Gogh vs. Andy Warhol
Self Portraits of Van Gogh
What is Post-Impressionism?
Post Impressionist Painters used Vivid Colors, thick application of paint, distinctive brush strokes, and real-life subject matter!
They emphasized geometric forms, distorted objects, and unnatural colors.
What Medium & Technique did Van Gogh use in his work?
He was one of the few artists to use the technique of "impasto" or putting the paint from the tube onto the canvas with a palette knife and spreading it with thick, swirling brush strokes
In his mature works he expressed subconscious feeling in his art in a surrealistic way. He used lines, dots, cross-hatching, and brush-strokes like the abstract and Pop artists.
Starry Night, by Van Gogh
The Cafe Terrance, by Van Gogh
The White House at Night, By Van Gogh
What is Pop Art?
Pop Art is a modern art movement, started in the 1950's, which used the imagery styles, and themes of advertising, mass media, and popular culture.
Inspiration and ideas for Pop Art Paintings were drawn from the commercial and consumer aspects of everyday life, particularly in American culture
What Techniques/Mediums did Warhol use?
Andy Warhol Portraits
During the 1960's Warhol began to make paintings of iconic American objects such at dollar bills, Campbell Soup Cans, Coca-Cola bottles, celebrities, as well as newspaper headlines or photographs of civil right protests.
Warhol used a variety of mediums to create his work, including silk-screen, films, sculptures, and paintings.
Van Gogh only sold ONE painting in his lifetime: "Red Vineyard at Arles" The rest of his work were not sold or made famous until after his death
Warhol produced over 100,00 pieces of art in paint, film, photographs, prints and other media & sold many pieces during his life time
Both Artists styles were completely different!
Warhol was inspired by everday objects and popular icons of the time, and made many copies of the same work in different colors
Van Gogh was inspired by nature and scenery, never made copies all his work was orginal.
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