Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Andy Warhol - Father of Pop Art

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol considered the father of Pop Art, thou he was not the originator of the style, he was by far the most famous Pop Artist of all time. Second and not half as famous was Roy Lichtenstein. Warhol is also attributed for bringing Pop Art to the US.

Pop Art began in Britain from the infiltration of US goods an marketing brought on by the shortages caused by World War II. The British not being use to the Big Bright American brands found them funny and different. In a parody of the US Marketing images and slogans came Pop Art. Hence Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup and his Marilyn Monroe.

Although considered light in subject matter some of Andy’s work had a darker side like Warhol’s depiction of the Electric chair or the Kennedy assignation.



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