Thursday, August 28, 2014
Inspired by Class Lecture on Andy Warhol's, Marilyn Diptych
When we were on the topic of Pop Art in the U.S. I was completely intrigued by Professor Alford's lecture on Andy Warhol's, Marilyn Diptych. Professor Alford mentioned that Warhol completed this piece after Marilyn's suicide to commemorate her place in culture. The discussion lead on to how Marilyn was actually smarter than people perceived her to be. She had beauty and brains, but some people only could see the physical beauty. I began to wonder how Marilyn felt about just being a sex symbol to a lot of people and not appreciated for her smarts. From this discussion and my curiosity, I created this piece for one of my final prints for printmaking.