Warhol’s Iconic Diptych

Besides the Campbell’s Soup paintings, perhaps Warhol’s most iconic images are the ones where he used the same image over and over and just changed the colour. Here are a couple of very famous ones:

This technique can be found all over the Internet, applied to many different images

Using techniques similar to our last portrait, we’ll create our own series of images like this. This time, however, we’ll use a photo of a famous person or character. You’ll have to choose a significant character and explain why that person/character is important to you.

Because we’re looking for pictures of famous people this time, we likely won’t find them on Unsplash, so we’ll have to use good old Google Images.

Try your best to look for HIGH QUALITY images!

When you search for your famous person/character, click on Tools

Then under Size, click Large

Find a photo where the person stands out from the background. If you have a simple, plainly coloured background and the person stands out from it, it’s going to be easiest. Sometimes you don’t find the best photo that way, so you’re going to have to choose wisely.

I chose a photo that I really liked. The background is pretty plain, but my subject doesn’t stand out very well, so it isn’t going to be as easy to cut out as I’d like.

QUEBEC CITY, QC – JULY 06: Neil Young performs at Festival d’ete de Quebec on July 6, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

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