I went to see Andy Warhol at Tate Modern, Bankside, London on 1st November 2020.
Tate Modern used to be a power station; there was a massive concrete ramp leading to the Turbine Hall. The entrance in my opinion was quite exciting. The long escalator leading to other escalators showed how big the gallery actually was.
In the exhibition they had: silk screen prints, installations, drawings, films and photographs. The silk screen prints and the films were new art forms for me.
My favourite works were four huge screen printed skulls. I liked it because half of the skull was in shade; this made it look 3D.
I also liked this work because he used the same photographic image, but each work had different colours. I enjoyed the fact that he mixed photography with painting, but I couldn't work out how he made the prints. I talked about it with my mother and grandfather who were with me. We eventually found out that this was the process:
He bought a skull.
He had someone photograph the skull.
The photograph was transferred using light sensitive paint onto the mesh of the screen.
The bright paint was applied first, then the photographic image with ink.
I did a drawing inspired by one of Andy Warhol’s artwork of an elephant (not included in the exhibition).
One of the installations which was eye catching was a lot of pillow-shaped, helium, silver balloons; they were called “The Silver Clouds”. Warhol said they were "paintings that float".
Overall I think it was a good exhibition as it is inspiring and it shows you new art forms.