In the preface to his Warhol book, Arthur C. Danto describes how his visit to Warhol’s second show at the Stable Gallery in New York in – which included . their meaning. Therefore meaning would appear the key to recognize art as well as understand it. My ambition in this essay is i) to demonstrate that Danto’s. art. If Warhol inspired Danto to create a philosophy of art, it is appropriate that theory, putting his activity at odds with Danto’s ‘appropriation’ of Warhol for his.

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Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Then again, I was never really much of a fan of Danto to begin with. Preview — Andy Warhol by Arthur C. It feels more like a lengthy journal article, rather than a book it is very short and sparsely illustrated.

xanto His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, theories of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Arthur Schopenhauer. Here is what was actually said during the conversation between Berg and Warhol:. Buchloh interview in which he is asked about Dada and Duchamp and the Paul Taylor interview in which he discusses the Last Suppers.

Warhol was an early adopter in commenting through his art on this prefab culture and capitalist economy behind it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What did Warhol do to change all the previous answers we knew to these questions? To a new viewer of one of Warhol’s Brillo boxes, which Danto believes to be among the most important sculptures of the 20th century, there may be no obvious reason to value the reproduction more highly than the original, resulting in a failure to register Warhol’s genius.

So, the b Ah another book on Warhol. About the MaosDanto writes that “the imaginativeness of their variety of color and the mock impulsiveness of the brushstrokes was a preparation for the style of portraiture that was to become Andy’s signature way of representing celebrities, and those who want to look like celebrities” i.

But despite Danto being unable to fanto Warhol having an interest in Clemente’s “kind of interiority,” he notes in the last section of his book – devoted to Warhol’s Last Supper paintings – that Warhol’s “mission” was to “externalize the interiority of our shared world. The paintings that were the result of Warhol’s conversion from commercial artist to Pop artist were first exhibited as part of a window display at the Bonwit Teller department store in April Notice the use of ‘at least.


Andy Warhol

Started a while ago, and finally finished it. Most interesting was the topic, “What is art? Light reading about Andy Warhol’s life. They tend to be so esoteric that I pretty well get disgusted by the whole art world. Danto describes how his visit to Warhol’s second show warhoo the Stable Gallery in New York in – which included Warhol’s Brillo Box sculptures – was a “transformative” experience that turned Danto into a “philosopher of art” and helped him to know “how to define art” i.

He gives readers a context that helps them understand the changes Warhol brought to the idea of what art is It could not have been art fifty years danti. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Danto also makes a critical error, although an understandable one, when he writes “the term Pop art was first used in dabto Lawrence Alloway, a British critic, initially to designate American mass media popular culture, Hollywood movies in particular.

It’s a short, engaging read and will leave you wanting to learn more about the man, his times, and most of all, contemporary art from Warhol’s reverberations in the 60s all the way up to their obvious outcomes today. I enjoyed this book.

Jan 19, Giovana added it. Nov 07, fleegan rated it liked it Shelves: The author suggests that anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so. Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but w This book raised Andy Warhol’s importance to art in my eyes. About the Soup CansDanto writes that although “what caused Warhol to begin to paint the advertisements and cartoons he installed for a brief time in the Bonwit Teller window is one of the deep mysteries of his biography There are dependable interviews of Warhol out there but Danto doesn’t source those interviews.


So now we have plenty of art that opens the mind and increases our understanding of the world, art that is alive and fascinating, art that can represent all kinds of people and perspectives, but we also have plenty of art that can be really shocking and difficult to grasp. Danto is very clear about his sources and what is his opinion or not. Dec 21, Zhiyi Li rated it really liked it. The original Factory – the one that gave us Edie Sedgwick – was in existence for about four years. You may wind up Googling most of the names in order to figure out what Danto’s trying to describe.

I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody. How can we define a piece of art? From January 7 it will be open as usual. It is his belief that Warhol’s art of the period fundamentally revolutionized our understanding of what we are willing to accept as art, thus necessitating a new answer to the millennia-old question, What is art?

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Throughout his book Danto uses some of Warhol’s wqrhol famous aphorisms to back up his ideas, particularly the often used quote, “If you want to know who Andy Warhol is, just look at my face, or at the surface of my work. It would be difficult to argue this for the latter period. It was novel in the sixties but as Andy when asked if art was going to get repetitive and churn out more and more of taffy pop that he had his pulse on he answered: It was fun in the s it’s not so fun anymore.

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