##ruegel And Warhol : Paving The Way To Morality In Their Respective Times

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Bruegel and Warhol:
Paving the Way to Morality in their Respective Times

Artists, Pieter Bruegel and Andy Warhol are geniuses in their own rite. Bruegel lived in an era, where religion, warring, and class were in constant tension. His paintings depict the societal ills of his time, masked in mythology, and religious themes. I imagine he utilized this method so that he would not be sought out as an open critic—risking his life. Warhol, on the other hand, grew up in the United States, during an era where the US experienced the Great Depression, anti-Semitic sentiment, and civil rights issues. One could only imagine that basic staples of life—everyday objects were relevant to this artist, since he personally experienced the nation’s unemployment rates, food rations, and lack of government intervention, during times of crises. I believe that this could be the reason for his innate interest in consumerism, mass production, and industrial function. Although, he was very secretive about his life and intention in his art, Warhol did exhibit subject matters, in which he highlighted the irony of political leaders, death, and recurrent images that numbed society increasingly. Bruegel’s art, during his life time was not valued; his themes and humanist representations in his art, have only been admired during modern times. Art in general is meant to challenge the status quo and invites people to think critically about societal issues. During Bruegel’s time, the questions like power,

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