Andy Warhol's "Electric Chair" Descriptive Essay by Capitalism

Andy Warhol's "Electric Chair"
An analysis of Andy Warhol's artwork, "Electric Chair".
# 103022 | 720 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 10, 2008 in Art (Artists) , Art (Other Mediums)

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This paper describes and examines Andy Warhol's "Electric Chair", a stark and interesting image of an electric chair. The paper speculates why Warhol uses such an image, what the meaning behind it is, and what emotions it relates to. The paper suggests that the artwork is possibly a sign of protest against the death penalty, and that it reflects the human fear of lonliness, the unknown, darkness and death. The paper ends on the note that the artwork evokes the disturbing issue that no one truly knows what happens after death.

From the Paper:

"The image brings about several emotions. The emptiness and lack of human presence makes one feel completely isolated and alone. The dark colors and shadows bring a sense of fear. It makes you feel that death is near. Death is coming and it is unavoidable. Depending on how one interprets the art piece one might feel anger or a sense of justice. If one were to disagree with the death penalty then this image would bring a sense of anger. The electric chair would be seen as a tool for inhumane treatment and bring anger towards the government that allows its use."

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