Science Snap (#25): Vesuvius, Andy Warhol

Originally posted on the EGU blog network

Vesuvius by Andy Warhol. 1985. Credit: Gaetano Anzisi

Quite simply, volcanoes are inspiring. I’ve yet to meet someone who disagrees. The majestic volcanic landscape has thus been an inspiration to many an artist and author, whether intentional or not. Furthermore, artwork itself can be a valuable tool to help decipher and understand eruptions and their effects on the climate.

Pictured here is Vesuvius erupting in all its glory and is one of my favourite pieces of “volcanic arc”. Andy Warhol made a few variations on this theme so have a google, take a look around and enjoy (there are not many pictures available on creative commons though so can’t be included here!)



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