Monday, April 25, 2011

Mickey Mouse 2

Andy Warhol (1981)

Pop Art was an early form of Post Modernism. It was developed in the 1960's and depicts scenes and objects from everyday life such as art, illustrations, films, and comic strips. It even explores the cult of celebrities which includes fictional characters such as Mickey Mouse, the icon of youth and Disney. His other works of the time such as Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe in fact mean little to me personally, but they nonetheless represent popular themes of that particular decade. Mickey Mouse however has surpassed the twentieth century and continues to symbolize childhood and innocence. Hence, this artwork has made me realize and appreciate the meaning of pop art, which is its representation of the current popular, cultural phenomenon.

No comments:

Post a Comment