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Pop art & Andy Warhol

  1. 2. POP ART & ANDY WARHOL
  2. 3. WHAT IS POP ART? <ul><li>Abbreviation of Popular Art, the Pop Art movement used common everyday objects to portray elements of popular culture, primarily images in advertising and television. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pop Art movement originated in England in the 1950s and traveled overseas to the United States during the 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>Home Next </li></ul>
  3. 4. MAIN FEATURES <ul><li>using popular images and icons and incorporating and re-defining them in the art world; </li></ul><ul><li>advertising and product packaging, celebrities, and comic strips; </li></ul><ul><li>images are presented with a combination of humor, criticism and irony </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>Next
  4. 5. KING OF POP ART Next Back
  5. 6. BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh as the son of Slovak immigrants. His original name was Andrew Warhola; </li></ul><ul><li>Warhol showed an early talent in drawing and painting. After high school he studied commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh; </li></ul><ul><li>Warhol graduated in 1949 and went to New York where he worked as an illustrator for magazines like Vogue and Harpar’s Bazaar and for commercial advertising. </li></ul>Next Back
  6. 7. CAREER <ul><li>In the sixties Warhol started painting daily objects of mass production like Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles. Soon he became a famous figure in the New York art scene; </li></ul><ul><li>From 1962 on he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. </li></ul>Next Back
  7. 9. WARHOL’S PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Warhol once expressed his philosophy in one sentence:„When you think about it, department stores are kind of like museums” </li></ul>Next Back
  8. 10. THE FACTORY <ul><li>The pop artist not only depicted mass products but he also wanted to mass produce his own works of pop art. Consequently he founded The Factory in 1962; </li></ul><ul><li>Apart from being an Art Producing Machine, the Factory served as a filmmaking studio; </li></ul><ul><li>Warhol made over 300 experimental underground films – most rather bizarre and some rather pornographic; </li></ul><ul><li>His first one was Sleep and showed nothing else but a man sleeping over six hours. </li></ul>Next Back
  9. 11. DEATH OF A GENIUS <ul><li>Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2000 people attended the memorial mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. </li></ul>Next Back
  10. 13. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION

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