2021 Exchange Student
My Visit to the Andy Warhol Exhibition in St. Petersburg
The other day, I went to the Andy Warhol exhibition in St. Petersburg. Andy Warhol is a pop art master who was active in the 1960s, and I have been waiting for the opportunity to see his works in person. It is very rare to see an Andy Warhol exhibition in Japan, and even when there is one, I have never been able to go.
This time, I was blessed with a wonderful opportunity, and despite the strong winds that battered us, my buddy Vitalina and I walked 40 minutes from Vasilievsky island to the exhibition. Andy's work was really amazing, and no matter how much I looked at it, I never got tired of it. I stood there in front of one piece for 10 minutes, staring at it the whole time. I wondered how he had come up with this idea. I wondered what the structure of his brain was like. But I still don't understand it. I felt his talent very deeply. In addition, he is very playful and creates art in a funny way so that he can draw magic on an object. I respect him very much. I'm really glad that I was able to visit this place during my holiday. Studying is important, but I realized that it is also very important to enrich the expression of one's mind by experiencing sensitivity, or art, once in a while. When I got home, I wanted to imitate the painting of Marilyn Monroe, so I made my own work using Photoshop and the photos my friend took of me when I went to Lake Ladoga the other day. Oh my, the purple face looks like Thanos from the Avengers.
He was very good at using colors, and I could see that he used colors with the same saturation and tones, but also paid attention to the details and balanced placement of the colors.
This is the work that I have stood by for a long time. It made me wonder how I could come up with the idea of mixing the colors of these rectangles with the colors of the face to draw colorful hair.
The Marilyn Monroe piece is very famous, and I had seen this work of his in books several times. I never thought I would actually be able to see it with my own eyes, so I was thrilled when I arrived at this area. We stayed here for about 10 minutes and had a buddy translate the story of how the Marilyn Monroe piece was created. Apparently, this piece was created by Andy, but not officially approved, and he wrote "This is not my work" as his signature. How humorous he is! I stood there and asked her to take a lot of pictures.