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A short lesson about the history of pop art and many examples to explain the techniques and themes seen in pop art. 2D pop art assignment on the end, geared towards middle to secondary education ...

A short lesson about the history of pop art and many examples to explain the techniques and themes seen in pop art. 2D pop art assignment on the end, geared towards middle to secondary education students.

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  • A Lesson in the American Artistic Movement;
    By AjaAlim-Young
    Pop Art
  • Pop Art
    n.  A form of art that depicts objects or scenes from everyday life and employs techniques of commercial art and popular illustration.pop-art (pŏp'ärt')
    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
  • When+ Where
    A visual art movement that emerged in the 1950s and was popular in the 1960s in the United States.
    Characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as television, movies, advertising and comic books.
    Food was a common theme, but so were household objects.
    Pop artists liked to satirize or ridicule objects, sometimes enlarging those objects to gigantic proportions . These objects reflected mass culture and consumerism.
    The movement was marked by clear lines, sharp paintwork and clear representations of symbols, objects and people commonly found in popular culture.
    What
    How
  • Who
    Andy Warhol
    Roy Lichtenstein
    Claes Oldenburg
    Robert Rauschenberg
    Tom Wesselmann
  • Andy Warhol“Campbell’s Soup”1968
    Andy Warhol“Sixteen Jackies”
    1964
  • Roy Lichtenstein
    “Whaam!”
    1963
    Roy Lichtenstein
    “Hopeless”
    1963
  • Roy Lichtenstein
    “Brush Stroke”
    1996, enlarged and fabricated 2002-03
  • Tom Wesselmann
    “Still Life #24”
    1962
    Tom Wesselmann "Smoker number 1 (Mouth number 12)" 1967
  • Robert Raushchenberg
    “Signs”
    1970
  • Claes Oldenburg
    “Spoonbridge and Cherry”
    1985-1988
    Claes Oldenburg
    “Dropped Cone”
    2001
  • Summary of Major Themes
    in Pop Art
    Subjects are often easily recognizable and reflect popular items, people or ideas from American Culture:
    Food
    Brand Names and products
    Iconic Figures
    Common, everyday household items
    Current events
    Stylistically pop art can be defined as:
    Simple, crisp lines
    Oversized images or objects
    Often reflects and copies the styles seen in the media
    Collages of popular images
    Bright Colors
    Some work re-creates the same subject in
    several pieces or within the same piece
  • 2D Pop Art Assignment
    Objective: Create a portrait or still life using techniques and themes inspired from pop art:
    Clean, sharp lines
    Bright Colors
    Close-up and oversized subjects
    Products or iconic figures
    Thought Bubbles
    Collages: different images of same subject or same image repeated
    Easily recognizable subjects
    Materials:
    Tracing Paper
    Acrylic Paint
    Canvas Paper
    Ink pen
    8” x 10” photo from magazine or own photo
  • Works Cited:
    Slide 2 - Definition of Pop Art: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Pop Art
    Slide 3- Information About Pop Art History: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/popart/
    Slide 4- Photo of Andy Warhol: http://www.poolparty.com/quotes/images/2007/09/24/andy_warhol.jpgPhoto of Roy Lichtenstein: http://media.photobucket.com/image/Roy%20Lichtenstein%20portrait/tomasu tpen/album4/lichtenstein.jpgPhoto of Claes Oldenburg: http://s3.amazonaws.com/com.artwelove.asset/5f19ce303a0be2aa6ab3395d7dabbf f4-l.jpg
    Photo of Tom Wesselmann:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KZujt_O1vU/SdybvAXCCPI/AAAAAAAAAGM/1Q2ih3zGuk g/s400/Tom_Wesselmann.jpg
    Slide 5- Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Painting:
    http://yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~mplog/Art/Warhol_campbells%20soup.jpg Andy Warhol Jackie Painting: http://annespeelman.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/andywarhol-jackie-kennedy- 1964.jpg
  • Works Cited
    Slide 6- Roy Lichtenstein Girl Painting: http://baroqueinhackney.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/roy_lichtenstein_gallery _4.jpg
    Roy Lichtenstein Whaam Painting:
    http://simplyartonline.net/M-0137v3wham.jpg
    Slide 7- Photos of Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture: photo by AjaAlim-Young 2009, In front of Modern Art Museum in Washington D.C.
    Slide 8- Tom Wesselmann Mouth Piece: http://www.findagrave.com/photos/2004/356/10164756_110373764570.jpg
    Tom Wesselmann Still life: http://media.photobucket.com/image/tom%20wesselmann/Death2Perky/24- l.jpg
    Slide 9- Robert Raushchenberg Painting: http://www.museumofthegulfcoast.org/images/rausch.jpg Slide 10- Spoon and cherry Sculpture: http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/spoonbridge.htm
    Ice Cream Cone Sculpture: http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/droppedcone.htm
    Slide 11- Summary of key ideas by AjaAlim-Young, referred by http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/popart/
    Slide12- Line Art Examples: http://www.staceytownsend.com/turnmeintopopart/images/home_quadimage.png http://www.melissaclifton.com/image158.html
    2D Pop Art Assignment: Created by AjaAlim-Young