A Lesson in Pop Art


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A short lesson about the history of pop art and many examples to explain the techniques and themes seen in pop art. 2D pop art assignment on the end, geared towards middle to secondary education students.

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A Lesson in Pop Art

  1. 1. A Lesson in the American Artistic Movement; <br />By AjaAlim-Young<br />Pop Art <br />
  2. 2. Pop Art <br />n.  A form of art that depicts objects or scenes from everyday life and employs techniques of commercial art and popular illustration.pop-art (pŏp&apos;ärt&apos;)<br />Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition<br />
  3. 3. When+ Where<br /> A visual art movement that emerged in the 1950s and was popular in the 1960s in the United States. <br /> Characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture, such as television, movies, advertising and comic books.<br /> Food was a common theme, but so were household objects. <br />Pop artists liked to satirize or ridicule objects, sometimes enlarging those objects to gigantic proportions . These objects reflected mass culture and consumerism.<br />The movement was marked by clear lines, sharp paintwork and clear representations of symbols, objects and people commonly found in popular culture. <br />What<br />How<br />
  4. 4. Who<br />Andy Warhol<br />Roy Lichtenstein<br />Claes Oldenburg<br />Robert Rauschenberg<br />Tom Wesselmann<br />
  5. 5. Andy Warhol“Campbell’s Soup”1968<br />Andy Warhol“Sixteen Jackies”<br />1964<br />
  6. 6. Roy Lichtenstein<br />“Whaam!”<br />1963<br />Roy Lichtenstein<br />“Hopeless”<br />1963<br />
  7. 7. Roy Lichtenstein<br />“Brush Stroke”<br />1996, enlarged and fabricated 2002-03 <br />
  8. 8. Tom Wesselmann<br />“Still Life #24”<br />1962<br />Tom Wesselmann &quot;Smoker number 1 (Mouth number 12)&quot; 1967<br />
  9. 9. Robert Raushchenberg<br />“Signs”<br />1970<br />
  10. 10. Claes Oldenburg<br />“Spoonbridge and Cherry”<br />1985-1988<br />Claes Oldenburg<br />“Dropped Cone”<br />2001<br />
  11. 11. Summary of Major Themes <br />in Pop Art<br /> Subjects are often easily recognizable and reflect popular items, people or ideas from American Culture:<br /> Food <br /> Brand Names and products<br /> Iconic Figures<br />Common, everyday household items<br /> Current events<br /> Stylistically pop art can be defined as:<br /> Simple, crisp lines<br />Oversized images or objects<br />Often reflects and copies the styles seen in the media<br />Collages of popular images<br />Bright Colors<br /> Some work re-creates the same subject in <br />several pieces or within the same piece<br />
  12. 12. 2D Pop Art Assignment<br />Objective: Create a portrait or still life using techniques and themes inspired from pop art:<br /> Clean, sharp lines<br />Bright Colors<br /> Close-up and oversized subjects<br />Products or iconic figures<br />Thought Bubbles<br />Collages: different images of same subject or same image repeated<br />Easily recognizable subjects<br />Materials:<br />Tracing Paper<br />Acrylic Paint<br />Canvas Paper<br />Ink pen<br />8” x 10” photo from magazine or own photo <br />
  13. 13. Works Cited:<br />Slide 2 - Definition of Pop Art: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Pop Art<br />Slide 3- Information About Pop Art History: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/popart/<br />Slide 4- Photo of Andy Warhol: http://www.poolparty.com/quotes/images/2007/09/24/andy_warhol.jpgPhoto of Roy Lichtenstein: http://media.photobucket.com/image/Roy%20Lichtenstein%20portrait/tomasu tpen/album4/lichtenstein.jpgPhoto of Claes Oldenburg: http://s3.amazonaws.com/com.artwelove.asset/5f19ce303a0be2aa6ab3395d7dabbf f4-l.jpg<br />Photo of Tom Wesselmann: <br /> http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KZujt_O1vU/SdybvAXCCPI/AAAAAAAAAGM/1Q2ih3zGuk g/s400/Tom_Wesselmann.jpg<br />Slide 5- Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Painting: <br />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<br />
  14. 14. Works Cited<br />Slide 6- Roy Lichtenstein Girl Painting: http://baroqueinhackney.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/roy_lichtenstein_gallery _4.jpg<br />Roy Lichtenstein Whaam Painting: <br /> http://simplyartonline.net/M-0137v3wham.jpg<br />Slide 7- Photos of Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture: photo by AjaAlim-Young 2009, In front of Modern Art Museum in Washington D.C.<br />Slide 8- Tom Wesselmann Mouth Piece: http://www.findagrave.com/photos/2004/356/10164756_110373764570.jpg<br />Tom Wesselmann Still life: http://media.photobucket.com/image/tom%20wesselmann/Death2Perky/24- l.jpg<br />Slide 9- Robert Raushchenberg Painting: http://www.museumofthegulfcoast.org/images/rausch.jpg Slide 10- Spoon and cherry Sculpture: http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/spoonbridge.htm<br />Ice Cream Cone Sculpture: http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/droppedcone.htm<br />Slide 11- Summary of key ideas by AjaAlim-Young, referred by http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/popart/<br />Slide12- Line Art Examples: http://www.staceytownsend.com/turnmeintopopart/images/home_quadimage.png http://www.melissaclifton.com/image158.html<br />2D Pop Art Assignment: Created by AjaAlim-Young<br />