Modern Classics : Andy Warhol and the Renaissance Masters
Date of Award
Masterʼs Research Paper
Art & Art History
M. E. Warlick
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation, Last Supper in art -- Exhibitions, Art and religion, Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Last Supper -- Influence -- exhibitions
"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"
McBratney, Shannon, "Modern Classics : Andy Warhol and the Renaissance Masters" (2010). Master's Research Papers. 295.