Here at Coursemania, I try to stretch my mind and imagination in different directions with the courses I take, and I encourage you to do so as well. Instead of taking only courses that directly propel me in my career path, I try to include the occasional course that is at a 90 degree angle, with the hope that it will spur new ideas and help me to problem solve in a way that I may not have done before.
And so when I saw a course simply entitled Warhol, I had to see what it was about. From the introduction page:
This course will introduce you to the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the world’s most famous artists. It will:
- Explore why Warhol has international standing both within and beyond the art establishment;
- Examine how artistic worth and value is constructed and attributed;
- Interrogate some of Warhol’s main thematic concerns and major creative innovations;
- Position Warhol in relation to major artistic movements of the 20th century (Dada, minimalism, Pop Art, structuralism, etc).
Similar to the recent Beatles course I took, this Warhol course will be a look back at the life and work of Andy Warhol. He is regarded as one of the great American artists of the 20th century and ushered in the age of the celebrity artist. Should be an interesting course.