Don’t miss Picasso to Warhol at the High

December 28, 2011 by  

The exhibit ‘Picasso to Warhol is showing at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta until April 29, 2012. It features the works of 14 of the best-known modern artists of the 20th century from the Museum of Modern Art’s (MOMA) collection. Admission to the museum and the exhibit is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $11 for children between 6 and 17.

The exhibit has been described as 14 mini-shows combined in one. The artists included in the exhibit are Picasso, Mondrian, Matisse, Chirico, Pollock, Calder, Duchamp, Leger, Bougeois, Miro, Johns, Brancusi, Reardon and Warhol. In all there will be over 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and videos on display. Each mini-show will feature the ‘artist’s signature style and the works considered to be among their best.’ Each of these artists changed the art world in some way.

One of the most famous of the featured artists, Andy Warhol started his career in advertising; many of his prints and paintings were influenced by advertising and products. For example, one of his best-known works is Soup Cans in which he painted several Campbell’s soup cans. Alternately, much of today’s advertising gets its inspiration from the art world. Those from Atlanta and surrounding cities such as Snellville who work for printing companies or who hire them, will be interested in studying the difference and try to figure out which influenced which. They may also find themselves being motivated by the great art that will surround them.