It is believed that depending on your “star sign” or the period of time you were born, this has a major impact on personality and determines how one will behave in the world. It doesn’t matter if you believe in astrology or not, it can still offer an interesting perspective regarding human behavior.
How people process information, respond to emotions, and develop principles is particularly beneficial when examining artists. Let’s take a look at 6 artists and how their art may have been impacted by their star signs.
Keith Haring, born May 4, 1958
Taurus Dates: April 21 – May 21
A famous Taurus is Keith Haring, a safe-sex advocate, and artist, he filled New York City’s subways with line drawings and graffiti. The ability to communicate and stop people in their tracks is a reason to keep doing what he was doing. Although Haring died of AIDS in 1990 at the young age of 31, his traits of love and comfort represent that of a Taurus, and his Keith Haring Foundation still preserves his legacy and ideals.
Andy Warhol, born August 6, 1928
Leo Dates: July 23 – August 22
The epitome of a Leo would have to be Andy Warhol, one of the best-known artists. Leos never stop moving forward and tend to be vain with aspirations of superstardom. Warhol knew his worth and he founded Andy Warhol Enterprises in 1975. For $25K he would create a portrait of anyone. He led the Pop art movement and was consumed by celebrity culture and fame.
Sol LeWitt, born September 9, 1928
Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22
Sol LeWitt aimed to make sense of all things around him – especially art and as a Virgo, he possessed problem-solving abilities. He would endlessly organize and constantly strive for perfection. He would create hundreds of artworks and would go on to investigate the limits of simple geometry and eventually would become a master of Conceptualism.
Marina Abramović, born November 30, 1946
Sagittarius Dates: November 23 – December 22
Marina Abramovic is intense and would search for knowledge, authenticity, and realness all lining up with Sagittarius-like behavior. Abromvic spent many years traveling the world and had a fire that burned to explore the world. She possesses excellent story-telling skills and she is famous for performing The Artist is Present where she sat at a table and would stare into the eyes of any person who would come up. Like a Sagittarius, she was searching for answers to the afterlife.
Eva Hesse, born January 11, 1936
Capricorn Dates: December 23 – January 20
Eva Hesse qualifies as a Capricorn given that she was a workaholic to a fault. She always worked towards her goal and nothing would get in her way. She discovered her artistic talents and created sculptures from toxic materials like synthetic plastics, fiberglass, and resin. Her intensity with her work reminds us that sometimes we should let go of efforts every now and then to focus on loved ones.
Anish Kapoor, born March 12, 1954
Pisces Dates: February 20 – March 20
Pisces is the last sign in the zodiac, and this unique placement makes Anish Kapoor closest to the qualities of a Pisces, both the wisest and most childish of all the celestial creatures. Famously known for Cloud Gate, a large reflective bean sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Kapoor reflects the importance of considering dualities that express wholeness.