Why should you care about Andy Warhol and the Pop Art Movement?

Andy Warhol was one of the most creative and popular artists of his time, he was born on August 6, 1928, so today it would have been his birthday if he was alive. Andy Warhol was the leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His work explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement. 

 

Whats so special about Andy Warhol?

 

We will talk more about his life, his photography and mixed media techniques in later posts, but the point I am trying to make on this post is a bit different.

Today, any average high school teacher fully comprehends the Theory of Relativity, but it took Einstein’s genius mind to see it before anyone else ever could. People often say “Sure, Pop Art, a bunch of colorful pictures, who cares, it’s no big deal”, but the true genius behind it all was that Warhol was able look at the existing concepts of the world and have a vision so unique that nobody else has ever had before. By doing that he redefined the future of photography and changed our vision of the world. That’s brilliant! 

 

The Question

 

So, the question I want to raise is: What can only you see that has the ability create something so unique that mankind hasn’t yet anticipated experiencing?  That’s the true nature of creating fascinating art and thinking outside the box.

Here are some of Andy Warhol Pop Art masterpieces, my favorite is “Diamond Dust Shoes”. Find out more about him and his art here

 

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Skull, 1976

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Mona Lisa, ca 1979

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Diamond Dust Shoes, 1980

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Dollar Sign, 1981

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Cross, 1981-1982

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Gun, 1981

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Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482), 1984

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Heaven and Hell Are Just One Breath Away!, 1985-1986

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Self Portrait, 1986

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And last but not least, Campbell Soup.

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