23.7 x 23.7 inch. As the most recognizable Pop motif by the artist, and arguably one of the most identifiable paintings in the canon of Western art, Andy Warhols Flowers from 1964 is the icon of an era. The broad swath of electric green ground, overlaid with the black screen of grass and other brush, all punctuated by four large, non-specific flowers is at once representational and abstract, sunny and dark, uplifting and somber.First executed in the summer of 1964, the Flowers came during a transitional period within the artists life and career. Struck upon almost haphazardly by Warhol at the suggestion of his friend, then curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Henry Geldzahler, the Flowers would inaugurate Warhols time at Castelli and symbolize the establishment of Pop as a global phenomenon. The square format of the paintings particularly satisfied Warhol because its regular shape allowed the flower paintings to be hung any side up. I like painting on a square because you don't have to decide whether it should be longer-longer or shorter-shorter or longer-shorter: it's just a square, Warhol said. Bourdon, Warhol, New York 1989, p. 191 In addition to its repositioning in a square-format, Warhol flattened the original image by translating the background through the silkscreen medium into a dark tangled two-tone image of the grass undergrowth.
In the selection of color for his flowers, Warhol deliberately chose unnatural-looking hues of brilliant synthetic color. The clearly man-made splashes of vibrant color that form the flowers of his pictures seem to mock the gestural splashes of abstract expressionist painting. Color fidelity of photos presented is not guaranteed. Lack of a condition statement does not imply that a lot is perfect. The item "ANDY WARHOL silk-screen on canvas of 80's FLOWERS!
PINK ONES" is in sale since Friday, January 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "lechatnoir1881" and is located in Badia.
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