Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Diamond Dust Shoes
This is one of my favorite paintings by Andy Warhol. Diamond Dust Shoes was created in 1980. After doing some research, I found that when thinking on selecting shoes as his subject matter for this series, Warhol said, "I'm doing shoes because I'm going back to my roots. In fact, I think maybe I should do nothing but shoes from now on." To create this painting Warhol combined matte black paint with sparkling 'diamond dust' which enhanced the elegance and richness of the painting. This contemporary piece of work attracted me because of its many bright colors and the distinct way that the shoes are placed in the painting.