Pop art

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Pop art

  1. 1. Pop Art was an art movement in the late 1950s and 1960s that reflected everyday life and common objects. Pop artists blurred the line between fine art and commercial art.
  2. 2. The Pop artists moved away from Abstract Expressionism which was the “in” style of art in the 50s. The Abstract Expressionist evoked emotions, feelings and ideas through formal elements such as: •Line •Color •Shape •Form •Texture
  3. 3. Pop Artists used common images from everyday culture as their sources including: • Advertisements • Consumer goods • Celebrities • Photographs • Comic strips
  4. 4. Pop Artists used bold, flat colors and hard edge compositions adopted from commercial designs like those found in: •Billboards • Murals • Magazines • Newspapers
  5. 5. Pop Artists reflected 60’s culture by using new materials in their artworks in •Acrylic Paints • Plastics • Photographs • Fluorescent and Metallic colors
  6. 6. Andy Warhol was one of the most famous Pop Artists. Part of his artistic practice was using new technologies and new ways of making art including:
  7. 7. Warhol appropriated (used without permission) images from magazines, newspapers, and press photos of the most popular people of his time.
  8. 8. Another famous pop artist is Roy Lichtenstein He liked to appropriate images from comic books.
  9. 9. When you look closely at Lichtenstein’s works you can see tiny dots. . .Just like in comics!
  10. 10. Lichtenstein also used the “sound” captions from comic books to create dynamic art.
  11. 11. Keith Haring met Andy Warhol in 1984 following his second exhibition in New York at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Keith Haring and Andy Warhol quickly discovered a mutual admiration for Walt Disney.
  12. 12. Now it’s your turn. You’re going to create your own POP ART work!

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