Andy Warhol Portrait

PRIVATE COLLECTION

Andy Warhol Portrait
Original oil on canvas painting
48 x 60 inch
Embellished with real diamonds, rubies and Swarovski crystals

Description

Andy Warhol Portrait

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) was an American artist, director and producer and one of the leading figures of Pop Art.  Obsessed with celebrities, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century, including Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger and Elvis Presley.  According to Warhol, ‘In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes’. More than twenty years after his death, he remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. In Warhol’s case, his fame far exceeded 15 minutes.

This Pop-Art-Andy-Warhol inspired artwork fuses Pop Art with Contemporary Realism, rendering this iconic artist in a new provocative light. In this large scale 4 x 5 foot painting, Andy Warhol looks directly at the viewer, his eyes hidden behind sunglasses. Recognizing reflection in the lenses, we realise that Andy is looking at his young artist friend Jean-Michel Basquiat, a legend of Abstract Expressionism. In the background is Tatyana’s take on Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe screen print intermingling Marilyn with Basquiat. One portrait of Jean-Michel appears almost real, with firm focus and fierce creativity. Vivid colors and dazzling embellishments of this piece stir creativity and remind us to live to the fullest. Sparkling Swarovski crystals, glitter and genuine faceted diamonds, rubies and gold leaf adorn this portrait of stars that shine to this day – Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  Obsessed with celebrities, consumer culture, and mechanical reproduction, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture.

“I long for the old days of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, stars who had real glamour and mystique. We only knew so much about their lives; the rest was a mystery… My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.” – Andy Warhol

Marilyn Monroe doesn’t need an introduction, she’s a globally recognized goddess. Marilyn was and still is of the most beautiful women that ever lived. She was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality.

Sharing Andy’s fascination with Marilyn Monroe, this painting is my artistic introspective into the legacy and art of Andy Warhol.

Painting Process

Tatyana’s creative process is fluid and intuitive, up until the last moment, everything could change. She works methodically, but passionately, not settling until it feels perfect, some paintings taking years to complete. A prolific painter, similar to her master teachers, Tatyana has many paintings in progress, waiting for the inspiration to progress to the next step.  She uses quality professional oil paints, like Gamblin, Winsor & Newton and Da Vinci and favors Fredrix linen canvas.

Tatyana was fotrunate to learn directly uses the Old Master’s techniques she’s learned while making replicas at the National Gallery of Art.  her large scale oil paintings luminosity and depth of color.

Embellishments

Tatyana uses various natural materials and precious gemstones in her oil paintings to create stunning texture and light effects. Dried up flowers, plants, insects, leaves, shels, fur, animal bones and feathers add their unique qualities. Painting is richly embellished with numerous small real faceted Diamonds, Rubies and Gold leaf, true conversation piece suited for sophisticated art collectors.

Please read about how to order your own portrait painting.

 

Additional information

Art Size