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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The brevity of Danto’s book makes it unsuitable as a biography or as a survey of Warhol’s career, and it will likely be of little general interest to anyone already familiar with Warhol’s life and work, but it redeems itself in two ways: I danti this book.

There are many biographies of Andy Warhol. 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. Alloway’s claim that he originated the term “Pop Art” is curious because in an earlier article, “Development of British Pop” published in Lucy R.

In that essay he draws an analogy between the Brillo Boxes and “camels and dromedaries” writing ” Most interesting was the topic, “What is art? Lists with This Book. Light reading about Andy Warhol’s life. What makes the one art may be something quite invisible, perhaps how it arrived in the world and what someone intended it to be.

Danto helps readers to understand not only Warhol and his art, but what came just before and what has come since. He is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a warho, of fields.


Author Arthur Danto — was an American art critic, historian and thinker, author of many books on aesthetics, wxrhol and philosophy. You may wind up Googling most of the names in order to figure out what Danto’s trying to describe.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

And it was nice just to sit and read a well-written book on art. Published October 20th by Yale University Press first published Garage Library is closed from December 30 to January 6. This short book was a great introduction to Warhol’s life and art. They tend to be so esoteric that I pretty well get disgusted by the whole art world. But despite Danto being unable to “imagine” Vanto having an interest in Clemente’s “kind of interiority,” he notes in the last section of his datno – devoted to Warhol’s Last Supper paintings – that Warhol’s “mission” was to “externalize the interiority of our shared world.

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 dajto in the 60s all the way up to their obvious outcomes today.

Arthur Danto. The Artworld

Nov 07, fleegan rated it liked it Shelves: About the MaosDanto writes that “the imaginativeness of their variety of color and the mock impulsiveness of the brushstrokes was a preparation for the style of portraiture that was to become Andy’s signature way of representing celebrities, and those who want to look like celebrities” i. If somebody creates something as art and that thing is perceived as art then it is art.

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Aug 12, Zachary rated it liked it. View all 3 comments. 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. It was a little too-something though. The author suggests that anything can be art, but only if an artist intends it to be so.

Jul 26, Melani rated it liked it. Triin rated it really liked it Oct 26, He returns to the subject in the final chapter of his book by using the example of a Holy Grail vessel to illustrate his point.

I found the book very helpful. Especially where Danto is writing about the Brillo Boxes – awesomeness. Hardcoverpages.

To ask other readers questions about Andy Warholplease sign up. Sally Adler rated it it was amazing Jul 26, His interests span thought, feeling, philosophy of art, wargol of representation, philosophical psychology, Hegel’s aesthetics, and the philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Arthur Schopenhauer.

Review of Andy Warhol by Arthur C. Danto

Rather, it is an extended, academic essay by Danto outlining why Warhol was a significant force in the modern art world. It could not have been art fifty years ago.

There are dependable interviews of Warhol out there but Danto dango source those interviews. Just as the vessel looks ordinary until we know it was once used by Christ, Warhol’s Brillo Box becomes something special once we know it is art.