Pop Art "Pop Art is: popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous...
Pre Pop <ul><li>*Early 1950s in England: Independent Group, an association of artists, architects, historians, etc. </li><...
Commercial US <ul><li>*US: pioneers of Pop </li></ul><ul><li>*Post WWII: time of economic growth for US </li></ul><ul><li>...
Pop Art Characteristics *Commercial/ pop culture. *Everyday objects.  *Mass produced. *Humorous. Plays with stereotypes. *...
Richard Hamilton, 1956:  Just What is it That Makes Today’s Homes so Different, so Appealing?
British Pop vs. American Pop James Rosenquist , 1960-61:  President Elect
Andy Warhol, 1962:  Campbell’s Soup Cans
Abstract Expressionism <ul><li>*AE: high class, emotional, elite, old-fashioned  </li></ul><ul><li>*Some people thought AE...
Andy Warhol “ If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and th...
Andy Warhol, 1962:  210 Coca Cola Bottles
Andy Warhol, 1964-65:  Little Electric Chair
Andy Warhol, 1967:  Marilyn Monroe
Roy Lichtenstein <ul><li>*Old-fashioned comic strips </li></ul><ul><li>*Parody </li></ul><ul><li>*Bright and bold images <...
Roy Lichtenstein, 1961:  Mr. Bellamy
Roy Lichtenstein, 1963:  Drowning Girl
Roy Lichtenstein, 1965:  Sunrise
Claes Oldenburg *Actually American artist *Sculptor *Played with the mind *Foods, common items as subjects *Oversized
Claes Oldenburg, 1962:  Floor Burger
Claes Oldenburg, 1967:  Drum Set
Claes Oldenburg, 1966:  Lipsticks in Piccadilly Circus
Tom Wesselmann *Worked in series *Used real objects *Still life *Collages *Brand names
Tom Wesselmann, 1962:  Still Life #20
Tom Wesselmann, 1963:  Still Life #30
Tom Wesselmann, 1967:  Mouth #14
Criticism <ul><li>“… like a joke without humour told over and over again until it begins to sound like a threat… Advertisi...
Pop Art Today <ul><li>Has influenced fashion…during the 1950’s helped create a radical change in how fashion was made. </l...
Influenced Styles
Pop Art meets the cinema <ul><li>Rebel without a cause </li></ul><ul><li>Cool hand Luke </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Pop Art &quot;Pop Art is: popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, and big business.”-Richard Hamilton
  2. 2. Pre Pop <ul><li>*Early 1950s in England: Independent Group, an association of artists, architects, historians, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>*Purpose: discuss cultural/sociological issues, dissect products of mass culture </li></ul><ul><li>*Helped prepare the foundations for Pop. </li></ul><ul><li>*A lot of its members became Pop Artists later. Ex: Richard Hamilton . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Commercial US <ul><li>*US: pioneers of Pop </li></ul><ul><li>*Post WWII: time of economic growth for US </li></ul><ul><li>*US very consumer oriented </li></ul><ul><li>*People buying more </li></ul><ul><li>*Items more mass produced and affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>*Art skills needed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pop Art Characteristics *Commercial/ pop culture. *Everyday objects. *Mass produced. *Humorous. Plays with stereotypes. *Celebrities. *Impersonal * Accessible. Aimed at general public. *Techniques: collage, prints, silkscreen
  5. 5. Richard Hamilton, 1956: Just What is it That Makes Today’s Homes so Different, so Appealing?
  6. 6. British Pop vs. American Pop James Rosenquist , 1960-61: President Elect
  7. 7. Andy Warhol, 1962: Campbell’s Soup Cans
  8. 8. Abstract Expressionism <ul><li>*AE: high class, emotional, elite, old-fashioned </li></ul><ul><li>*Some people thought AE hard </li></ul><ul><li>to understand. </li></ul><ul><li>*Pop made fun of its seriousness. </li></ul>Jackson Pollock, 1950: Lavender Mist
  9. 9. Andy Warhol “ If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it. ”- Andy Warhol
  10. 10. Andy Warhol, 1962: 210 Coca Cola Bottles
  11. 11. Andy Warhol, 1964-65: Little Electric Chair
  12. 12. Andy Warhol, 1967: Marilyn Monroe
  13. 13. Roy Lichtenstein <ul><li>*Old-fashioned comic strips </li></ul><ul><li>*Parody </li></ul><ul><li>*Bright and bold images </li></ul><ul><li>*Often only shows a couple panels </li></ul><ul><li>*Wants us to imagine what will happen next </li></ul>
  14. 14. Roy Lichtenstein, 1961: Mr. Bellamy
  15. 15. Roy Lichtenstein, 1963: Drowning Girl
  16. 16. Roy Lichtenstein, 1965: Sunrise
  17. 17. Claes Oldenburg *Actually American artist *Sculptor *Played with the mind *Foods, common items as subjects *Oversized
  18. 18. Claes Oldenburg, 1962: Floor Burger
  19. 19. Claes Oldenburg, 1967: Drum Set
  20. 20. Claes Oldenburg, 1966: Lipsticks in Piccadilly Circus
  21. 21. Tom Wesselmann *Worked in series *Used real objects *Still life *Collages *Brand names
  22. 22. Tom Wesselmann, 1962: Still Life #20
  23. 23. Tom Wesselmann, 1963: Still Life #30
  24. 24. Tom Wesselmann, 1967: Mouth #14
  25. 25. Criticism <ul><li>“… like a joke without humour told over and over again until it begins to sound like a threat… Advertising art which advertises itself as art that hates advertising.”-Harold Rauschenberg </li></ul><ul><li>*Insult to public intelligence: use of common objects. </li></ul><ul><li>*Artists meant to create new ideas within art world </li></ul>
  26. 26. Pop Art Today <ul><li>Has influenced fashion…during the 1950’s helped create a radical change in how fashion was made. </li></ul><ul><li>Artists today use many techniques that started when pop art came to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Movies have been filmed using many elements of pop art and what it stands for. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Influenced Styles
  28. 28. Pop Art meets the cinema <ul><li>Rebel without a cause </li></ul><ul><li>Cool hand Luke </li></ul>

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