Modern Classics: Andy Warhol and the Renaissance Masters

Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Research Paper

Degree Name



Art & Art History

First Advisor

M. E. Warlick


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


"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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