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Art imitates life Whenever life changes art adapts to the changes and is reflective of its origin in time We learned this when we discussed Freud Einstein and Nicci coming onto the scene As they introduced new theories and new ideas we were introduced to new art forms like Dadaism and Surrealism In 1967 America was going through some changes Baby Boomers are turning into hippies and everyone is heading out to San Francisco because its the place to be College enrollments have doubled since 1960 So its clear this genration wants higher learning Films like The Graduate express this generations uneasiness with the idea of growing up and accepting responsibility Television devotes more broadcast time to the Vietnam war and this generation is divided between those who support the war and those who oppose it Its like a social revolution in America 1967 was also a great year for Andy Warhol He had produced the work that this essay is based on It was a work called Marilyn Monroe It was a screenprint on paper thirty-six inches long by thirty-six inches wide It is very disturbing looking because it doesnt really have any likeness to Marilyn Monroe Its her face and her features traced but none of the colors are like they should be The lips eyebrows eyelashes and hair are red Her skin is green and her hair is a weird yellow He was born Andrew Warhola in 1928 The day he was born hasnt been proved but it was on this date the sixth of august he would celebrate his birthday However there is no doubt that he died at 631 AM on Sunday February 22nd 1987 at the New York Hospital after a gallbladder operation Warhol was a founder and major figure of the pop art movement A graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949 he moved to New York City and gained success as a commercial
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