The pop art movement


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  • First work to achieve iconic status, technique: collage, Independent Group, origin of name (pop), father of British pop art,
  • Disasters: plane crashes, car accidents,
  • childhood
  • Gold Marilyn Monroe
  • Andy Warhol, Self-Portraits1986
  • “I want to be a machine”-Andy Warhol, relate to
  • The pop art movement

    1. 1. The Pop Art MovementAlyssa Rollins, Leila Haddad, and Mona Patel
    2. 2. Popular (designed for a massaudience). Transient (short-termsolution). Expendable (easily-forgotten). Low cost. Massproduced. Young (aimed at youth).Witty. Sexy. Gimmicky. Glamorous.Big business. This is just thebeginning…Richard Hamilton in a Letter to Alisonand Peter Smithson, 16 January 1957
    3. 3. Origin• Timeline: mid 1950’s to early 1970’s (time of economic prosperity)• Concept first originated in Britain in early 1950’s by the IndependentGroup• The word pop has several origins• Link to Marcel Duchamp
    4. 4. Pop Art• Aimed to blur the line between traditional art and popular culture(between “high” and “low” cultured art).• Themes of daily object, mass media, and repetition, everyday life• Coincided with Abstract Expressionism
    5. 5. RichardHamilton, JustWhat Is It ThatMakes Today’sHomes SoDifferent, SoAppealing? 1956
    6. 6. Andy Warhol• 1928-1987• Fashionillustrator, painter, sculptor, filmmaker, producer ofthe Velvet Underground, magazinepublisher, philosopher, historian, diarist, model, photographer, and archivist.• Started off as commercial artist• One of the founding fathers of the pop artmovement• Themes: shoes, Campbell soup cans, MarilynMonroe, Brillo pads, disasters• The Factory• Shot in 1968 by Valerie Solanas
    7. 7. Campbell Soup Cans, 1962
    8. 8. Gold MarilynMonroe (1962)
    9. 9. Marilyn Ditych, 1962
    10. 10. Orange Disaster 1963
    11. 11. Techniques Andy Warhol Used• Silk-screening• Repetition
    12. 12. Roy Lichtenstein• Born in New York City on October 27, 1923• Grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side• Inspired by advertisements and comic strips• Bright, graphic images parodied popular culture• Died in New York City on September 29, 1997
    13. 13. Girl with Ball,1961Roy Lichtenstein
    14. 14. “This was the first timeI decided to make apainting really look likecommercial art. The approachturned out to be so interesting thateventually it became impossible to doany other kind of painting.”-Roy Lichtenstein
    15. 15. Look Mickey, 1961Roy Lichtenstein
    16. 16. Donald Duck: Lost andFound, 1960LookMickey, 1961
    17. 17. DrowningGirl, 1963RoyLichtenstein
    18. 18. Whaam!, 1963
    19. 19. Bedroom at Arles, 1992
    20. 20. Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, 1888
    21. 21. Summary• Dealt with painting, printmaking, and sculpture• Originated in the mid-1950s• Major artists in the United States include:• Andy Warhol• Roy Lichtenstein• Jasper Johns• Major artist in Britain:• Richard Hamilton• Difference between U.S. and Britain’s pop art is the U.S. seemed moreunited