Description of Andy Warhol's painting "Dollars"

Description of Andy Warhol's painting

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Evil tongues called Warhol a craftsman from art, and in some ways it was even close to the truth. The fact is that Warhol was closest to pop art. Combining in one photo, design and painting, he received quite controversial works, the artistic value of which seems to the adherents of the classics dubious.

"Dollars" is a series of his works, based on the copying technique invented by himself. The grid was impregnated with a photoemulsion and a transparency was applied to it, after which the whole structure was illuminated. In the lighted areas, a frozen film was obtained.

Everything else was washed off and a stencil was obtained, with the help of which it was possible to easily reproduce the same image over and over again. So portraits of Merlin Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were created, and numerous opponents of this approach (formed simultaneously with its creation) expressed loud and rather evil criticism. They called this approach a craft approach, devoid of soul and individuality of approach, and therefore not worthy of the name of art.

Warhol ignored all such cries - he paid a lot of money for his work, he was at the top of his fame and the fact that someone did not like the ways he achieved this was completely indifferent to him.

"Dollars" are devoid of deep symbolism and are multi-colored dollar signs on a black background. Blue-orange, yellow-green, they look flashy and defiant, as if offering to think about how much money means to people.

For everyone in the picture, their own meaning is hidden. Someone sees how the dollar gives meaning to life - black, empty, when you are without money - someone, on the contrary, thinks about how the world has rotted, in which a piece of paper with a sign costs more than human life.

Both that and that point of view have the right to exist. Plus creativity Warhol - in its multivariate.

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