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Andy Warhol Color & Shape Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Camouflage, 1987 screen prints on Lenox Museum Board, 38 x 38 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

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1 Andy Warhol Color & Shape Andy Warhol (American, ) Camouflage, 1987 screen prints on Lenox Museum Board, 38 x 38 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF This presentation has been created by The Andy Warhol Museum for EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY and may not be reproduced.

2 Shapes are enclosed objects and can be created by line, color and value changes that define their edges. Shapes can be: organic (irregular shapes found in nature) also called “natural” geometric (shapes with strong lines and angles such as circles, triangles, and squares).

3 Shape is considered to be a two-dimensional element, while three- dimensional elements have volume or mass. Shape Andy Warhol (American, ) Skulls, 1979 Screen print on Lenox Museum Board 30 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Center for the Arts. © AWF

4 Why is it important to consider both positive and negative space when creating your composition? Andy Warhol (American, ) Space Fruit: Still Lifes (Cantaloupes I ), 1979 screen print on Lenox Museum Board 30 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF What is positive and negative space?

5 Identify and describe the shapes. Are they organic or geometric? How are the shapes’ edges defined? Identify the dominant shapes in each composition. Andy Warhol (American, ) Space Fruit: Still Lifes, 1979 screen print on Lenox Museum Board, 30 x 40 in. each The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF

6 Andy Warhol’s Printing Process: Warhol would print the background color and the shapes first, then the photographic image of fruit, finishing with hand drawn layer. Andy Warhol (American, ) Space Fruit: Still Lifes (Pears), 1979 screen print on Lenox Museum Board 30 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF

7 Andy Warhol (American, ) Grapes, 1979 screen print on Strathmore Bristol Series 500 paper 40 x 30 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF

8 Andy Warhol (American, ) Skulls, 1979 Screen print on Lenox Museum Board 30 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection Contribution Dia Center for the Arts. © AWF

9 Color Theory Why is color theory important?

10 Monochromatic Uses shades or tints from the same hue Andy Warhol (American, ) Sunset, 1972 Screen print on Paper 34 x 34 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF

11 Neutral Colors Neutral colors or earth tones are not seen on most color wheels. Black, gray, whites are neutral. Browns, beiges and tans are sometimes neutral too. Neutral colors can be made by mixing: Black and white Complementary colors All three primaries together (plus some black or white)

12 Analogous Any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange. Usually one of the three colors predominates. Andy Warhol (American, ) Camouflage, 1987 Screen prints on Lenox Museum Board 38 x 38 in. The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh Founding Collection Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF Andy Warhol (American, ) Cologne Cathedral, 1985 Screen prints with diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in. The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh Founding Collection Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF

13 Complementary Two colors that are the direct opposite of each other, such as red and green and blue-purple and yellow-orange. Complementary colors create the most contrast and balance in design. Andy Warhol (American, ) Flowers, 1970, screen print on paper, 36 x 36 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF Space Fruit: Still Lifes (Pears), 1979 screen print on Lenox Museum Board 30 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF

14 Analogous with Complementary emphasis Andy Warhol (American, ) Flowers, 1970 Screen print on paper 36 x 36 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF Andy Warhol (American, ) Sunset, 1972 Screen print on Paper 34” x 34” The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF

15 Value Andy Warhol (American, ) Camouflage, 1986 acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 40 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF Andy Warhol (American, ) Camouflage, 1986 acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 40 x 40 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF

16 Tint and Shade Andy Warhol (American, ) Flowers, 1970 Screen print on paper 36 x 36 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF Andy Warhol (American, ) Camouflage, 1987 Screen prints on Lenox Museum Board 38 x 38 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF

17 Temperature Color temperate can help enhance the mood of an image. Andy Warhol (American, ) Vesuvius, 1985 screen print on Arches 88 paper, 31 7/16 x 39 1/4 in. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF

18 Color Variations Andy Warhol (American, ) Camouflage, 1986 acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 40 x 40 in. each The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © AWF

19 Test your knowledge Andy Warhol (American, ) Space Fruit: Still Lifes, 1979, screen print on Lenox Museum Board 30 x 40 in. each The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection Contribution Dia Center for the Arts © AWF


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