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Pop art slideshow

  1. 1. Project 4: Pop ArtOnce you “got” Pop, you could never see asign the same way again. And once youthought Pop, you could never see Americathe same way again. --Andy Warhol
  2. 2. Pop Art 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.Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, © AWF
  3. 3. “Pop Artists did images that anybody walking down the street could recognize in a split second…all the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried so hard not to notice at all.”—Gretchen Berg.Three Coke Bottles, 1962, © AWF
  4. 4. 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 • FormJackson Pollock, Number 4, 1950 • TextureCarnegie Museum of Art;Gift of Frank R. S. Kaplan/©ARS
  5. 5. Pop Artists used common images fromeveryday culture as their sources including:• Advertisements• Consumer goods• Celebrities• Photographs• Comic strips Roy Lichtenstein, Masterpiece, 1962
  6. 6. Pop Artists used bold, flat colors and hard edgecompositions adopted from commercial designslike those found in: •Billboards • Murals • Magazines • Newspapers Campbells Soup II, 1969, © AWF
  7. 7. Pop Artists reflected 60’s culture by using newmaterials in their artworks including: •Acrylic Paints • Plastics • Photographs • Fluorescent and Metallic colors Robert Rauschenberg, Retroactive II, 1963
  8. 8. As well as new technologies and methods:• Mass production• Fabrication• Photography• Printing• Serials Claes Oldenburg, Floor Burger 1962, © Claes Oldenburg
  9. 9. Pop art was appealing to many viewers, while others felt it made fun of common people and their lives. It was hard for some people to understand why Pop Artists were painting cheap, everyday objects, when the function of art historically was to uphold and represent culture’s most valuable ideals.Listerine Bottle, 1963, © AWF
  10. 10. Andy Warhol was one of the most famous PopArtists. Part of his artistic practice was using newtechnologies and new ways of making art including: • Photographic Silk-Screening • Repetition • Mass production • Collaboration • Media events Andy Warhol, Brillo Boxes installation,
  11. 11. Warhol appropriated (used without permission)images from magazines, newspapers, and pressphotos of the most popular people of his time ©2006 Life Inc. Silver Liz [Ferus Type], 1963, © AWF
  12. 12. Warhol used the repetition of media eventsto critique and reframe cultural ideasthrough his art Jackie paintings, 1964, © AWF
  13. 13. Warhol took common everyday items and gavethem importance as “art” He raised questionsabout the nature of art: Knives, 1981, © AWF Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, © AWFWhat makes one work of art better than another?
  14. 14. Pop artists stretched the definitions of what art could be and how it can be made. photo by Hervé Gloaguen“The Pop idea, after all, was that anybody could do anything,so naturally we were all trying to do it all…” ---AndyWarhol
  15. 15. The art world today reflects many of the ideas,methods and materials initiated by the Pop Artmovement. In Untitled, 1991, Barbara Kruger uses the iconography of the American flag and hard edge graphics to pose a series of provocative questions about American cultural values. Barbara Kruger, Untitled, 1991 Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, NY In Rabbit, 1986, artist Jeff Koons cast a mass-produced inflatable Easter bunny in highly polished stainless steel. The sculpture became iconic of art in the 1980s.Jeff Koons, Rabbit,1986, © Jeff Koons
  16. 16. YOUR Project • Using any medium create a piece inspired by POP ART. • Before starting think about and sketch at least one idea: What are you drawn to in popular culture? Or maybe you want to comment on the ridiculous objects or people within our society.
  17. 17. Photograph, Graphic Design,Drawing, Fashion, Product Design• REPETITION OF ONE OBJECT/PERSON IS AN OPTION!• THINK AND PLAN YOUR COLOR SCHEME!
  18. 18. EVERYDAY OBJECTS TEXT
  19. 19. Be Inventive!Don’t copy something already done.
  20. 20. Don’t make it too easy!
  21. 21. What could be Popular Culture?• People• Objects• What do you buy?• Controversial items?• What do you like or dislike in our consumer world?
  22. 22. Pop Art Style Photography
  23. 23. Comic like…digital design
  24. 24. Product Design Pop Art
  25. 25. MAKE it YOUR OWN!
  26. 26. See class website for Homework!• Could you incoporate pattern and colors similar to pop art movement?

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