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'Warhol Portraiture'



Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) was the leading figure in the 1960s 'Pop Art' movement. He was fascinated by 'popular imagery' - what was seen on a day-to-day basis by the public at large. This included Campbells soup tins and packets of Brillo pads. But famous faces were also a feature of his chosen subject matter. Norma Jean Baker, also known as Marilyn Monroe, was a British actress that hit the big time in the United States before an untimely demise. Her portrait was immortalised by Warhol through silk-screen prints. Warhol's technicians tinted giant photographic images with printing inks. The colour schemes were sometimes harmonious, sometimes discordant. The effect was emulated by pupils at Seaford Head Community College using colour pencil crayons over laser-printed photographic images:






Year 12 Photographers at Chaucer Technology School used their image editing skills in Adobe Photoshop Elements to recreate the Warhol style: