What is Pop Art?• Pop Art is an art movement that actually started in the 1960’s in the United States.• The “Pop” in Pop Art is actually short for popular.• During this art movement, artists created artwork that showed popular people or items.• Many famous artists became well known during this time.
Andy Warhol• Andy Warhol was a famous American painter and printmaker.• Andy Warhol is actually considered the leader of the Pop Art movement.• Andy made colorful prints of many movie stars during this time, people like Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. He also did prints of Campbell Soup cans and Brillo Pads.
Roy Lichtenstein• Roy Lichtenstein is also and American painter.• Roy Lichtenstein is best known for re-creating stills from comics that were famous in the 1960’s.• When newspapers print comics, they actually color in the comics using dots because it saves them money.• Roy Lichtenstein copied this style in his own artwork, so you’ll notice his work is filled in with dots.
Claes Oldenburg• Claes Oldenburg was a Swedish sculptor who worked mostly in America.• Although Oldenburg didn’t consider himself a Pop Artist, he did sculptures that depicted popular items that people see everyday.• Oldenburg made sculptures that were huge, so big, they filled up a room or had to be put in fields or cities.
Wayne Theibaud• Wayne Theibaud was an American artist who did mainly paintings.• Theibaud is best known for his dessert pictures.• Theibaud liked to use tints and used vary little background so that viewers focused only on the dessert.