A Brief Lesson in the American Artistic Movement; Ceramics and Sculpture
n. A form of art that depictsobjects or scenes fromeveryday life and employstechniques of commercial artand popular illustration.pop-art (pŏpärt)Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the EnglishLanguage, Fourth Edition
A visual art movement that emerged in the 1950sand was popular in the 1960s in the United States. Characterized by themes and techniques drawnfrom popular mass culture, such as television,movies, advertising and comic books. Food was a common theme, but so werehousehold objects. Pop artists liked to satirize or ridicule objects,sometimes enlarging those objects to giganticproportions . These objects reflected mass cultureand consumerism. The movement was marked by clear lines, sharppaintwork and clear representations of symbols,objects and people commonly found in popularculture.
Andy Warhol Roy Lichtenstein Claes OldenburgRobert Rauschenberg Tom Wesselmann
Andy Warhol Andy Warhol“Campbell’s Soup” “Sixteen Jackies”1968 1964
Roy Lichtenstein “Whaam!” 1963 Roy Lichtenstein “Hopeless” 1963
Roy Lichtenstein“Brush Stroke”1996, enlarged andfabricated 2002-03
Tom Wesselmann “Still Life #24” 1962Tom Wesselmann"Smoker number 1(Mouth number 12)"1967
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Claes Oldneberg • Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) is a Swedish American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen, who died in 2009 after 32 years of marriage.
Claes Oldenburg “Spoonbridge and Cherry” 1985-1988Claes Oldenburg“Dropped Cone”2001
Subjects are often easily recognizable and reflectpopular 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
Ceramics and Sculpture Pop Art Assignment Objective: Create food still life using techniques and themes seen in work by artists like Claus Oldenberg Should be life size Should attempt realism Must be a CONTAINER (FUNCTIONAL) You will need to: Watch and respond to this PowerPoint Bring in color pictures of food you would like to sculpt Create at least 3 preliminary sketches before working Determine when pinch, coil or slab methods are needed. Execute in clay Paint not glaze (realistic colors) and seal.
Some Examples of High School Art: Food and Ceramics
Works Cited:Slide 2 - Definition of Pop Art: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Pop ArtSlide 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.jpg Photo of Roy Lichtenstein: http://media.photobucket.com/image/Roy%20Lichtenstein%20portrait/tomasu tpen/album4/lichtenstein.jpg Photo 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.jpgSlide 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 CitedSlide 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.jpgSlide 7- Photos of Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture: photo by Aja Alim-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.jpgSlide 9- Robert Raushchenberg Painting: http://www.museumofthegulfcoast.org/images/rausch.jpgSlide 10- Spoon and cherry Sculpture: http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/spoonbridge.htm Ice Cream Cone Sculpture: http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/droppedcone.htmSlide 11- Summary of key ideas by Aja Alim-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 Aja Alim-Young
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