What is Pop-Art? Emerged in mid 1950’s Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, esp. as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values Based on popular themes in the culture like comics, advertisement, and entertainment
Pop-Art Artists Andy Warhol Roy Lichtenstein ClaesOldenberg David Hockeny
Andrew Warhola August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987 Coined the expression ”15 minutes of fame” Studied commercial art at the School of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop-art
Themes Hollywood celebrities Bohemian street people Wealthy patrons Distinguished intellectuals
Influences Highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $100 million for a 1963 canvas titledEight Elvises Advertisements Popular/Controversial things Sexuality
Medium/Media Paint Print Blotted ink Campbell’s Soup Computer Drawing Television
How Warhol’s Art Fit into Pop-art Andy Warhol’s Art fit into pop-art because it was very experimental, modern, colorful, and show a lot of culture!