Critical response: Dillenberger (Other (Not Listed) Sample)
Write a three hundred word critical response with the reading and material covered in class (the readings and class discussion notes are attached, for the reading, you can choose any 1 of the 2 to write about, or you can write about all of them, it really depends on what idea you get from the class notes, and don't forget to use the proper form for citations and references where required).
This is not an essay but an “engagement,” a thoughtful consideration of the ideas positioned in class and in the texts. If possible, try to include at least three quotations from the reading (do not cite the words or quotations in the class notes, it only helps you understand what we talk about in class, and help you get to the right track). Use the proper form for citations and references where required.
please read the class discussion notes and really get a sense of what we focus on, and correspond the idea with the reading. Our professor really cares about whether or not we do the reading and attend class, so please show it in the critical response, thank you so much!!
The week topic: Warhol: Pop Priest
Dillenberger, Jane D. “Leonardo’s Last Supper Transformed” in The Religious Art of Andy Warhol.” A&C Black, 2001, pp. 79-100.
Shanes, Eric. “ Pop; Mass Culture” in Pop Art. Parkstone International, 2012, pp 9-70.
Critical response: Dillenberger, J.D. Leonardo. Last supper transformed – in the religious art of Andy Warhol
Dillenberger (1998) acknowledges that that popular art and mass culture has undergone tremendous change in the recent past. These changes have been propelled by the changes in technologies associated with art. Developments in mass media have revolutionized how artists create their products. Today consumers dictate how an artist will create his work. In addition, most of the artists are driven by the popular desire from the consumer to create paintings and other artworks that will attract many consumers and increase their earnings.
The new pop art movement is characterized by commercialization and celebrity culture. One insight drawn from reading this text is how the works of Andy Warhol changed ways in which artists painted popular objects through his innovations of distorted shapes and colors. The desire of Andy Warhol was to create a salient style of American art that will entertain the masses. It is this fact that Andy Warhol suggest as the process of “looking” in the contemporary culture. Furthermore, materialism was at the center of Warhol paintings. His work shared similar anxieties and concerns expressed by Artaud and Ginsberg. In addition Andy Warhol was able to foreshadow the arrival of postmodernism. For instance, Dillenberger (2001) suggest that “The large price tag, that partially obscures the centr...
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