Andy Warhol

Approach this topic as an exploration of what Andy Warhol appropriation and transformation of these images means.

This research paper is an analysis the artwork by Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1967 (3.18) Screen Print. 91 cm x 91 cm (36 in x 36 in).  that is an example of appropriation, and guided by an argument. The term refer to different processes. Loosely defined, are:

“Appropriation” is the process of taking a well-known image/artwork holistically and using it in a new way as part of a new form. The original meaning/associations still exist and are, in fact, lending the new form its meaning. An example of this from our textbook would be Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe screenprints (1967), figure 3.18, or the example of my neighborhood Greek restaurant taking the Roman Doric order for its entryway and sign.

Think critically then come up with an interesting theory about the relationship between your object and the original/source(s) from which it derives. This will be your thesis (argument).
Your paper’s thesis (argument) should answer at least one of these questions:
HOW does this object relate to the original/source(s) from which it derives? HOW does this affect its meaning to its audience?
WHY did the artist/architect/creators of this object take the original/source(s) to create this new form? Did their intention (if there was one) align with the audience’s reaction/reception?
An image of your object shall be included as a figure at the end of your paper.
This paper is an analysis from your informed point of view. This paper is NOT a report or encyclopedia entry on your topic; you are not talking about it generally. There should be a clear, specific argument guiding your essay, supported with your observations and research.
5-7 pages + 3-4 bibliography and illustration(s); approximately 2,000 words.

Consider formatting your outline this way:

Paragraph 1: Introduction with clear, debatable, and specific thesis statement.
Paragraphs 2-3: Description of your subject. Describe the features most relevant to your thesis statement. Include discussion of physical attributes (materials, dimensions, process), content (iconography, subject matter), and formal analysis (use of visual elements).
Paragraphs 3-4: Discussion of the current state of scholarship about the subject. This is where your annotated bibliography will come in handy.
Paragraph 5: A clear methodology. what is your approach to the analysis of the artwork(s)? Possible methodologies: Formal analysis, Iconography, Contextual analysis, Social History (Ideological, Gender, Race, Politics).
Paragraphs 6-9: Evidence to support your thesis statement. Each paragraph has one central idea/claim that it develops with this evidence.
Paragraph 10: Conclusion. What further research should be done? What broader issues do your findings connect to?