It emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States.
. Drew upon popular art images from newspapers and TV. .Its subject matter followed the non- objetivity of Abstract Expresionism. . Most of the works embrace some kind of realistic subject matter
Born in 1922, he is an English painter and collage artist . His collage titled Just What Is
It that Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? is considered by critics and historians to be one of the early works of
Pop Art .
He was born in Georgia, USA in 1930 and began drawing when he was 3. Thinking about his life he says:
" In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in."
He painted the American flag in various manifestations, even
in poetic shades of gray.
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Scotish sculptor and artist.
Used juxtaposition of ideas in his work.
Variety of objects and materials.
Precursor of Pop Art movement.
I was a Rich Man’s Plaything (1947)
Swedish - American sculptor born in 1929 in Sweden. He created over-life-sized commonplace things such as lipsticks, baseball bats and shuttlecocks.
(1928-1987) American painter, printmaker and filmaker. After a successful carreer as a commercial illustrator, he became famous for his work as a painter, avant-gard filmaker, record producer, author and member of diverse social circles.
The highest price paid for one of his paintings was $ 100 million for a canvas titled Eight Elvises .
In 1968 he was shot almost to death by a woman who had been turned away from his factory.
He died in NY in 1987 from a post-operative cardiac arrhythmia.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Born in New York, he monumentalized common comic strips. He was also influenced by popular advertising. He described Pop Art as "not American painting but actually industrial painting".
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Also known as Optical Art, It makes use of optical illusions, It derives from the German Constructivist School forced to close in 1933 and was based on the relationship of form and function within framework of analysis and rationality. Method of painting consisting of the interaction between illusion and plane, understanding and seeing.
Impression of movement
Flashing and vibration patterns
Swelling or warping
Bridget Louise Riley
Born in 1931 in London
In 1969 she began to develop her style in 1960:
black and white geometric patterns
sensations: movement and colour
seasick and sky diving
Visual connections with the period:
Need for audience participation
Mind-body duality notion leading people into drugs
Fear about a nuclear war
(1906-1997) Born in Hungary.
Applied graphic art and typographical design.
Settled in Paris in 1930.
Worked as advertising consultant.
After the World War II, he opened an atelier.
Produced art and sculpture focused on optical illusions.
Geometric abstract works.
Experimented with textual effects, perspective, shadow & light.