Title of Work:
* Marilyn Diptych 1962
Name of artist:
* Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression,celebrity culture and advertisement. He worked in a range of media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, film, and music. Andy Warhol is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio, The Factory, where he made the Marilyn Diptych, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens,playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.
* It was created on 1962
Current Location of Work:
* Tate Gallery, London
I. Techniques and Media:
* Silk Screen Printing. Also known as serigraphy, it is a method of creating an image on paper, canvas, fabric or some other object by pressing ink through a screen with areas blocked off by a stencil. Thetechnique is used both for making fine art prints and for commercial applications, such as printing a company's logo on coffee mugs or t-shirts.
II. Size or Dimensions of Work:
* 205.44 cm x 289.56 cm (80.88 in x 144 in)
III. Style or Movement Associated with the Work:
* Diptych. (di "two" + ptychē "fold") is any object with two flat plates attached ata hinge. In other words, that it is a single work of art in two thematically interrelated parts. Devices of this form were quite popular in the ancient world, wax tablets being coated with wax on inner faces, for recording notes and for measuring time and direction.
* Pop Art. It comes from the words Popular Art and is a genre of art that uses elements of popular culture with techniques fromcommercial art and advertising along with bold and bright colors to attract attention.
IV. Noteworthy Information about the Work:
* Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, her mother, Gladys, listed the fathers address as unknown. Marilyn would never know the true identity of her father.
* Due to her mother's mental instability and the fact thatshe was unmarried at the time, Marilyn Monroe was brought up by foster parents until the age of seven. She wrote in her biography that she believed that, her foster father was actually a woman. In total she had 12 sets of foster parents.
* Marilyn Monroe's family had a long history of depression. Marilyn's uncle and great-grandfather both committed suicide by hanging. Marilyn Monroe's motherwas also forcibly institutionalized due to a breakdown.
* On 1934, Grace McKee, a close friend of her mother took over the care of Marilyn. Grace always told her..."Don't worry, Norma Jeane. You're going to be a beautiful girl when you get big...an important woman, a movie star."
* A year later, Grace was to marry and due to financial difficulties Marilyn Monroe was placed in an orphanagefrom September 1935 to June 1937. Grace frequently visited her, taking her to the movies, buying her clothes and teaching her how to apply makeup at her young age. Marilyn later lived with several of Grace's relatives.
* When she was 16, she married 21 year old James Dougherty in order to avoid being sent to an orphanage or to yet another foster home. She divorced him when she was 20.
*Marilyn, while working in a factory inspecting parachutes in 1944, was photographed by the Army as a promotion to show women on the assembly line contributing to the war effort. One of the photographers asked to take further pictures of her. Later on she was quickly becoming known as a "photographers dream" and had appeared on 33 covers of national magazines.
* Early in 1960, Marilyn was...