'Vesuvius' by Andy Warhol (1985) in high resolution

Andy Warhol left his beloved serigraphies and photographic manipulations to experiment something different for the first time in 1985, when he created the series 'Vesuvius by Warhol', 18 paintings that the artist dedicated to the Italian volcano.

The American pop-art icon portrayed the volcano in the 'catastrophic' act of eruption, which is immortalized at different hours of the day, from dawn to sunset. Thanks to the various chromatisms, as the artist explained in an interview "the volcanoes seemed to be painted just one minute after the eruption." A range of visions and feelings that are also conveyed by the black and white photography, which are Warhol's favourite colours and those easiest to remember.

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