Sunday, August 31, 2008

Andy Warhol

I have chosen Pennsylvania born Pop artist, Andy Warhol, as my choice for August.

He was born Andrew Warhola, August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his exploration of Pop Art, an art movement that emerged in America and elsewhere in the 1950s to become prominent over the next two decades.

This art period mass produced images of mass produced objects. Pop artists focused their attention on familiar images of the popular culture such as billboards, comic strips, magazine advertisements, famous people, and supermarket products.

Some of his most famous works depicted Campbell's soup cans. These were enlarged, hand-painted or silkscreened, framed, and hung in art galleries.

Andy Warhol died in 1987 after establishing himself as the most well known Pop artist. If you want to see how the silkscreen process works or try and create a Pop art e-card, click on POP ART.

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