Wk6 – Artist – Andy Warhol

by eunjoos

Andy Warhol, artist, portrait, himself, white background

If you have ever seen the Cambell’s Soup cans of various different colors then you have seen Andy Warhol’s work. Andy Warhol was the leading figure in the new art movement of Pop Art. Most of his works include iconic American objects and celebrities.I was never a big fan of his artwork nor did I do any research on him. After doing some research I found out that Warhol is a respectable artist that deserves the title of  the “god father of Pop Art.”

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Andy Warhol began his artistic career in New York as a magazine illustrator and advertising. It is evident in his artwork that he had a background in advertising because he uses such iconic items and people as his main point of his artwork and his artwork really catches your attention, something that advertisers try to do. Warhol loved celebrities so a lot of his pieces are of celebrities.

Andy Warhol used a variety of different mediums and media. He drew, sculpted, used audio, television, fashion, theater, performance art, photography, and films. He is definitely an impressive artist that influenced many other artists at that time.