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Many post-modern artists have incorporated works of other artists for use in their own creations However this is not considered as stealing that artists artwork by using it themselves in their own artwork but is considered appropriation An artist who wishes to appropriate ones works does not just cut and paste the other artists work and claims it as his own they show it in a new light by giving it new meaning away from the original work of art and by doing this are challenging ideas about art and what art is Two such artists that use this technique are Martin Sharp and Jeff Koons The majority of Martin Sharps work is pop art he appropriates images that are familiar to the art world or popular culture of the time One of Sharps strongest inspirations was Van Gogh and in some cases has appropriated Goghs masterpieces into his own artworks One of these artworks is Still Life which was made in 1973 Martin Sharp has efficiently appropriated Van Goughs Sunflowers and Andy Warhols Marylyn in his artwork Still Life It is easy to recognize Van Goughs Sunflowers through the style of the brush stokes and colour use which is easily associated with most of Goughs artworks As well as this Andy Warhols Marylyn has been used as Marylyn Monroe is a huge celebrity icon in which was strongly relatable at that time and still even today It is an effective artwork in expressing beauty and showing that it is ever lasting and Sharp has used the Sunflowers and Marylyn as symbols of this beauty Even though Marylyn Monroe is not alive today her beauty still lives on Marylyn was adored by many and seen as the goddess of sex appeal and it is understandable why she is used to display beauty in this artwork The two artworks that have both been appropriate look quite odd placed together as the older style
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