i have chosen Andy Warhol because i like how he uses simple compositions to make a large impression, i.e the single soup can, he uses bright colours and very little tone to make a large statement with one single picture. i also like his simplicity as it is very different to the other artists and pictures as this makes it all the more eyecatching
Pop Art (1960s) mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. challenge to traditions of fine art including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup I, 1968
Campbell's Soup i, 1968 by Andy Warhol. Warhol was the central artist of the Pop Art movement, an style of art incorporating popular culture and imagery, and echoing the themes of Dadaism and Abstract Expressionism. Warhol started out as a magazine illustrator, but ended up living the life of a rock star. The highest price ever paid for his work was $100million, one of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
Art as process, performance, production, intertextuality. Art as recycling of culture authenticated by audience and validated in subcultures sharing identity with the artist. (Andy Warhol by Jack Mitchell)