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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It seems Warhol’s art was a warhl commentary on the postwar world where factory products could be churned out like Campbell’s soup or Brillo boxes. Does Art ne Marvellous book that investigates and analyses the place that Andy Warhol’s work occupies in the World of Art, and looks further deeper into its philosophical meaning, of course, as Art.

By the winter of the term was in use, either as Pop Culture or Pop Art. At the time he started painting them he did not even have a gallery that was willing to show them.

The evident simplicity of Warhol’s art, which often takes the form of mechanical reproduction of familiar objects and images, can, to a first-time viewer of his work, hide the philosophical complexity on which it is based. Drawing on Hegelian dsnto, Danto breaks art history into a succession of stages.

Items can be more than they appear a Brillo Box can be art just as an ordinary cup could have been the Holy Grail or as Jesus is not just a man as you would imagine by just looking at himbut God. One, is that Warhol is very much part of the mainstream American taste for consumer items, like yes, the soup – but he also quite subversive in his own manner as well.

Danto’s survey of Warhol’s work was written for the uninitiated and those eanto are maybe familiar with Warhol’s work, but might lack knowledge of the historical context darhol which his work was born. Was much less interested in the parts near wargol end all about the Moles and Solanas, but Danto tops it off with a great final chapter on religion in relation to Warhol. 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 aarhol their obvious outcomes today.


Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Return to Book Page. I enjoyed this book. You still need to have a good knowledge of art history and dnato art, though. You may wind up Googling most of the names in order to figure out what Danto’s trying to describe. A great introduction to Warhol and his significance in the art world, especially for the uninitiated.

Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Danto’s assessment raises the obvious in Warhol’s work, essentially that it dantk questions of what art is and what it is not. The importance of Danto’s definition of art is that its basis is philosophical or conceptual rather than a question of the aesthetics of a piece. Lippard’s book, Pop Arthe denied that he originated the term, writing “The term ‘Pop Art’ is credited to me, but I don’t know precisely when it was first used.

Pq Baker rated it really liked it Jan 11, I have somehow made it through an entire undergrad education without really learning too much about Warhol a few days in Contemporary Art History, tops. My total failure at doing so gave me a much healthier appreciation for pop artists, wahol Warhol. Author Arthur Danto — was an American art dango, historian and thinker, author of many books on aesthetics, art and philosophy.

Is there reason for another one? In an essay by him which first appeared in Auction magazine in February and was later reprinted in a collection of essays by Alloway titled Topics in American Art Since NY: In January and February ofjust two months or so prior to the Bonwit Teller display, Warhol had purchased a Johns’ drawing of a light bulb and three Johns’ lithographs – Black Flag and two Targets.

Open Preview See a Problem? Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but what came just before and what has come since. Danto describes how his visit to Warhol’s second show at 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. As Alloway stated in his essay, “sometime between warhool winter of the phrase acquired currency in conversation, in connection with the shared work and discussion among members of the Independent Group.


This isn’t, in any way, a biography of Warhol. Does Art need to be understood?

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But Danto never quite explains how we know it is art in the first place. Smith interview in which he says Sam Rosenberg was his “favorite or most memorable” teacher at Carnegie Tech and doesn’t remember being taught by Robert Lepper ; the Benjamin H. 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?

Danto is very clear about his sources and what is his opinion or not. In reference to these paintings, Danto writes “All religion is based on suffering and its radical relief” and that “It was as if the message of saviors had been translated into the universal language of cheap American advertisements. He was particularly taken with the works of Jasper Johns. Would a painting by Picasso which was left in an empty room still be a work of art – without being perceived by anyone and without an art theorist in attendance to tell us it was art?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Started a while ago, and finally finished it. The last chapter drew in religous examples and talked a little about the Catholic Imagination. TT57 Berg then wrote up the interview as though the words were Warhol’s and published them as “Andy Warhol: The Words,” Alloway wrote, “The term [Pop Art], originated in England by me, was meant as a description of mass communications, especially, but not exclusively, visual ones.

Most importantly in this case: Aug 12, Zachary rated it liked it.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Sep 27, Haleigh rated it it was amazing. I think now we are drowning in the wave he saw in its leading edge.

And it was nice just to sit and read a well-written book on art.