Andy Warhol Art Field Trip
Senior high school students headed by our Art teacher were exposed to original artworks by legendary pop art icon Andy Warhol which are being showcased at River City, Bangkok. Andy Warhol was the leading artist in pop-art culture and well-recognized for his silkscreen paintings Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962).This private collection of original pieces, all of which he created in the 1960s, gives an alternative outlook towards the artist, representing his more private side that is close to his European roots. Our students had the opportunity to take photos of themselves with some of the interactive artwork on display and learn a little more about Andy Warhol himself. At the end of the trip students talked about their favorite piece in the exhibition.
William George Marchal
On the 24th of September I went along with my class to an exhibition filled with artwork from the famous Andy Warhol. After stepping into the exhibition I looked around at all the different pieces of artwork. I personally found them all unique and eye catching due to the different vibrant colors along with the use of many different characters, celebrities, and objects that the artist used as his subjects.
This was my first time to visit the Andy Warhol Exhibition at the River City. This exhibition reminded me of cartoons. His work reminds me of cartoons because he used cartoon images and bright colors.
His works are very colorful, composed of psychedelic colors. Some of his works are famous such as the Marilyn Monroe portrait and ordinary household Campbell Soup cans. My favorite Andy Warhol artwork is the “Silver Clouds.” It consists of silver pillows hovering in space. Andy Warhol was the father of the “Pop-Art.”
“They always say time changes, but you actually have to change them yourself” – Andy Warhol
We went to River City to see the Andy Warhol Pop Art Exhibition. His artwork was really cool and unique. The work he produced was colorful and eye-catching. Andy Warhol did not really create realistic work—it was more cartoon looking. There was also artwork that was 3D like the sofa and the silver clouds. The silver clouds artwork really caught my eye because it was so different. All his work was really unique and interesting to see.
On the 24th September, we departed to view an art exhibition at 9:30 a.m. at River City. The things we saw were just normal fine art and everyday objects such as shoes, bags, a sofa ˗ just everyday things that made me feel like I was home relaxing on the sofa on a Friday afternoon. It felt homey.