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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(2); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050208.

The Structure of Reproduction—Exploring Andy Warhol's Painting Style


Zhang Jiahang

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Zhang Jiahang

Art College, Jilin University, Jilin, China


Andy Warhol, known as one of the most influential artists in the 20th century, is the founder of pop art in the visual art movement. He often appears in front of the public with grotesque images, whitewashing the boundary between high-level art and low-level culture, and changing the way we view and understand art today. In addition to high values and aesthetic tastes, his works of art also have a very strong commercial atmosphere. The innovation of this artistic style is a sign of self-expression and self-identification, which not only affects painting but also affects artistic concepts. Starting from the background of contemporary art and Andy Warhol's personal experience, this paper discusses that Andy Warhol has formed his own unique graphic painting language and pictorial style through "copying" mass production, which is inseparable from the achievements of pop art. This style has continuously influenced the development of contemporary art in the art language, material media and strong artistic trend.


Andy Warhol; Copy; Contemporary painting; Painting style

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Zhang Jiahang. The Structure of Reproduction—Exploring Andy Warhol's Painting Style. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 2: 40-44. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050208.


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