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Today Andy Warhol is a famous American artist, designer, sculptor, producer, director, writer, and magazine publisher. He is called the founder of the ideology “homouniversale” and a genius provocateur, he is the author of works that have become synonymous with the concept of commercial pop art. Andy Warhol has made art accessible to the masses so that people learn to see the beauty of everyday things and understand that everything that surrounds them is beautiful in essence.
Warhol’s paintings are so mysterious due to the fact that his life is a complete mystery. The further you dig into his biography, the more you realize that you did not know anything about this artist. Here are ten examples that further blur the line between the life and art of Andy Warhol.
1. He knew how to turn trash into objects of art Continue reading
It will not be a revelation to anyone that painting is an exclusively visual form of art, therefore the phrase “blind artist” itself sounds like nonsense. But in fact, there are amazing people who are actually blind (they have eyesight, but not enough for certain types of activities), but at the same time they wrote stunningly beautiful paintings that can compete with the works of sighted artists.
1. Michael Williams
Michael Williams was born in the American city of Memphis in 1964. For the first time, a boy became interested in art, watching his mother (who was an artist) paint a cowboy leaving for sunset. Williams then began to learn to draw himself, but as a teenager he was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, which is a degenerative disease that affects people under the age of 20 and affects their eyesight. Despite losing most of his vision, Williams continued to paint and won many high school awards. Continue reading
Before the revolution, patronage of the arts was considered not only charitable, but also beneficial for the donor himself, and the point here was not taxes at all. According to the ideas of merchants in the old days, this activity allowed avoiding a terrible temptation – the power of money. Most often, wealthy industrialists became patrons of shelters, hospitals, and educational institutions. At first, the partners and competitors laughed at the Tretyakov brothers’ passion for painting, but time, of course, put everything in its place.
Pavel and Sergey Tretyakov were the eldest children in a well-known merchant family. This dynasty of industrialists has flourished since the 18th century, and for several generations from the retail of buttons, it has been able to grow to manufacturers – the family owned paper dyeing and finishing industries. I must say that, despite the huge investment in art, by the time of his death, the state of Pavel Tretyakov was estimated at 3.8 million rubles. Continue reading