What was going on in society?• America was a superpower after World War 2• Consumerism• Convenient and accessible lifestyles• Cold War brings some fear to society
The History of Pop Art• Started after World War 2• Britain wanted to redefine culture• 1952- Hamilton’s “Independent Group”• Differences between British and American popart
What is Pop Art??• Time of optimism• One of the biggest art movements of the 20th century• Generally easy to interpret• Seemed mass-produced• Pop artists often liked to use celebrities in their art work• This art movement has become one of the most recognizablestyles of modern art
Methods/Materials• Bright colors, bold and simple designs, usually eye-catching• Mass-produced (like a machine)• Vinyl, acrylics, aluminum• Collage techniques became popular• Clear lines, sharp paintwork, and easy to understandrepresentations of popular culture symbols• Silkscreen method was also very popular (is easy and cheap)• Benday dots
Jasper Johns• Born 1930 in Georgia• Inspired by ready-mades and dadaism• Best known for his works using flags• Concerned with intention and art meanings
Roy Lichtenstein• Born and died in New York City (1923-1997)• Inspired by college professor at RutgersUniversity• “benday dots” with comic book style• Liked art to be industrial and impersonal
Roy Lichtenstein picsWhamm!- 1963 Little Big Painting- 1965
Roy LichtensteinBlonde-1965Still Life with Net,Shell, Rope andPulley-1972
Andy Warhol• 1928-1987• Silkscreen printing• He called his studio “The Factory” because he loved feeling like a machine• Famous paintings include his Campbell Soup collection images, “TripleElvis”, “210 Coca-Cola Bottles”, “Marilyn Diptych” and “Liz 6”• His art reflects Duchamp’s ready-mades, and he is similar to a Dadaist• He founded the New York Academy of Art in 1979• In his late career he was criticized as a “business artist”• Said there wasn’t much behind his work
Andy WarholTriple Elvis -1963 Campbells’s Condensed Tomato Soup-1962
Robert Rauschenberg• 1925-2008• Combined real objects with collage and painting• Awarded the National Medal of Arts in ‘93• Considered a “Neo-Dadaist”• Developed a method of combining oil painting with photographicsilkscreen• He believed “painting is more like the real world if it’s made out ofthe real world.”• Known for his “Combines” which is a compilation of paintings andsculptures using everyday items
Robert RauschenbergWall Street-1961 Black Market-1961
How did people react?• Not intelligent or talented• Simply advertising• “cartoony, exaggerated and cynical”• More accepted as time went on• One of most recognizable movements
What effect did pop art have?• Pop art still influences art today, as some artists usea combination of pop art and other styles of art intheir pieces• Pop art has influenced the fashion industry, as thebold designs from this art movement make greatfashion statements• Decreased the gap between high art and popculture• Gave people a new perspective on consumerism
Pop Art is…• Focused on consumerism• Mass production• Now understood and recognized worldwide• THANKS FOR LISTENING!!!!!!!
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