Visit with me! #8- The "Andy Warhol, Mechanical Art" exhibition (Barcelona, Spain)

in #life4 years ago (edited)

Hi my steemians friends!

Today, I want to share with you my artistic visit to the exhibition "Andy Warhol, Mechanical Art".

Andy Warhol as an artist was superficial, mechanical, obvious... and as universal as a yawn. Andy Warhol is a magnificent example of a contemporary creator, an outstanding student of Salvador Dalí, and a master of geniuses like Steve Jobs.

This exhibition took place at CaixaForum in Barcelona from 14 September to 31 December 2017.

The display contains a total of 352 pieces, among them paintings, sculptures, drawings, screen prints, installations, artist’s books, films, album covers, posters, magazines objects and photographic material.
All of which belong to museums around the world (Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, MoMA, Pompidou in Paris and the London Tate Museum).

Andy Warhol 1928-1987

Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City.

From my point of view, Warhol is a "crazy genius artist" like Dalí who was his source of inspiration and his mentor.
Through this work, he speaks of the consumer society as a paradigm. He shows us his vision of things and to make his own analysis. In the same way, As you can see in these photos, Warhol uses various strong symbols of the American society, like the US dollar or like media stars (Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Liz Taylor).

Andy Warhol artworks

His famous "Campbell’s Soup Can".

His famous portraits of Marilyn Monroe!

Michael Jackson.

"Three Coke bottles" 1962.
Cola-Cola it's an American symbol and present around the world.

Warhol distorted the image of the Chinese leader, Mao Zedong. This work of art was the biggest of all the exhibition!

Warhol worked on the themes rather around violence, food, desire, recognition, death. No romance or heroism.

Warhol said:

"If there is ever a problem, I film it and it is no longer a problem. It's a film".

If this interests you, here is the video version of the exhibition, which lasts 3:48 min.

Exposición Warhol. El arte mecánico. Obra Social "la Caixa" (vídeo sin editar. Material prensa)

I discovered Andy Warhol's works by visiting the Pompidou Museum in Paris and the MoMA in New York! These are two museums that I recommend because they are awesome! This gives me a lot of ideas for future posts ;).

I hope you enjoyed this new visit. If you want to see my other posts in the same spirit, just click on the links:

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Wow very lucky. I hope can like you and visit that place

It's currently over but you have museums all over the world where you can see works by this artist;)


No doubt he was a great artist who captured works of art of the simplest things, besides great characters especially Michael Jackson

Oh! you are so lucky! :D i didn't check it and went to visit the exhibition last Sunday, haha!

I am not lucky but just organized ;) haha!

Excellent work, very pretty, so creative.

Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you sooooooooooo much !!!! =D

I missed that when I was in Barcelona! need to check it next time. thanks for sharing!

Too sad..., it was really cool! Next time =D

Thank you for taking me to the exhibit! :) I did not know that Andy Warhol made those artworks like Marilyn Monroe's face in different colors and the Campbell label which I only usually saw it on magazines and shirts until now that I browsed and read your article. Thank you for sharing too.
Have a good one! Cheers

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very good,i think so

Thanks for sharing with your experience @flamigirl and you've done very professional job I just want to congratulation you. I look forward your next great and great professional posts good luck

Thank you very much, to be honest, I loved doing this post ;).
Thanks for your support my friend!


Very nice to see your art gallery experience share with us.Help us to gain experience in different places and from different persons.Thanks @flamingirl

Thank you for sharing mind blowing work. It would appear that there's some extraordinary ART pieces.

Saw a very similar expo about Warhol and pop-art in Metz Pompidou Centre in 2015 :)

Je ne suis jamais allée au Centre Pompidou de Metz! Maybe Soon =D

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Lovely post......

they were the people who made history, and now the ones who are painting them growing like them, its nice

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Spain is beautiful and nice art works , i love , paintings too , i have one in my house that i stare at like basically means getting a degree is does not guarantee your success

You are creative. But good photo for all @flamingirl

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Thank you sooooooooooooooooo much !!!!!!

simply love it and love Barcelona!!!!

I like your post ... thank you for sharing.

Andy Warhol is definitely one of a kind, whenever I'm travelling and have the chance to see some exhibition about him I usually take the chance.

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Yes, Andy Warhol is really unique, like all of us but with a little more madness maybe? = D

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Wow, this is actually one of his better displays congrats!

That is for sure a wonderful and interesting post. Thank you for sharing your experience with us;)

this is one of the places i want to go on my bucket list, one of my favourite artists his work always seems to stand out anywhere true legend

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Love this quote:

"If there is ever a problem, I film it and it is no longer a problem. It's a film".

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interesante tu publicación!

Excelente exposición, gracias por ser tan amable y querer compartir con la comunidad... Espero puedas seguir compartiendo este tipo de arte, te invito a visitar mi blog!!!

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Simply amazing arts by warhol... now I know who created those famous brand logos. heeh... Thank you for sharing! ^__^

Wow, simplemente wow!!!

Andy Warhol se nota su talento y su pacion, una de mis obras favoritas de él sin lugar a dudas es el Retrato de "Marilyn Monroe", Excelente post, sigue así nos encanta lo que haces.

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Thanks for sharing this! Such a nice and thorough breakdown of the exhibition and Warhol's ideas, for those of us who are too far away to visit Barcelona.

Amazing post. Loved it. He's and inspiration for so many people. A true artist.

This was an excellent review of the exhibit! I would have loved to see that in person as I have always enjoyed his work. Thanks for the detailed review and great images! :) Following, upvoted and resteemed !

Incredible post, one of the best artists in the world, at one point I felt inside the facilities watching the works, I would love someday to go to that museum.
He managed to break the barriers between art and mass culture.
Warhol was an innovator that transformed into a mere business whose only merit was to be a celebrity and make money.
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very intresting and nice pictures.

thanks for sharing! once upon a time I was living in Barcelona! I like your "# visit with me" posts!! keep send us Barcelona's vibes!!

Very enjoyable - lovely post! Upvoted

Amazing art pieces and nice shots. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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