Title

Modern Classics : Andy Warhol and the Renaissance Masters

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Masterʼs Research Paper

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Art & Art History

First Advisor

M. E. Warlick

Keywords

Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation, Last Supper in art -- Exhibitions, Art and religion, Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Last Supper -- Influence -- exhibitions

Abstract

"This paper explores Warhol’s final and largest series entitled the Last Supper series in which the artist appropriated the work of Leonardo da Vinci’s original fifteenth century painting, replicating the image through repetition, radical cropping, and washes of neon color. While many scholars conclude this group of works is inspired by Warhol’s religious beliefs, others interpret these paintings as typical Warhol appropriation without religious association, but consistent with the artist’s interest in the cultural commodity of famous images"

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